The Samagi Jana Balawegaya claims although many committees have been appointed to control the spread of coronavirus, decisions are still being taken by politicians.
Speaking at a media briefing MP Mujibur Rahuman said politicians are overruling decisions of health experts during the pandemic.
He said when the Gampaha District Committee convened recently, State Minister Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle was cornered and despite her expert knowledge, political leaders reached the core decisions.
The MP charged it was the same within the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
He added health sector employees are mere spectators at such meetings.
The Parliamentarian claimed although the Health Minister issued directives to conduct PCR tests at Rs.6,500, hospitals are still charging Rs.8,000 per test.
Despite a gazette notification being issued imposing an MRP on testing, the MP said complaints are still being reported.
He revealed that testing cost Rs.2,600 in India and Rs.2,300 in Bangladesh.