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HSTUA Calls For Investigation

Aug 26, 2011 10:25:30 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The Health Services Trade Union Association (HSTUA) has urged the Health Ministry to carry out a comprehensive investigation on the purchase and distribution of drugs.

The HSTUA has called on the authorities to hold an investigation into a decision by the Colombo National Hospital to temporarily suspend the prescription of two antibiotic injections to patients following reports of some side effects suffered by several patients after using the antibiotics.

HSTUA head, Saman Rathnapriya has said the usage of the two drugs was suspended following complaints made by doctors of Ward 72 at the Colombo National Hospital.

He has observed that the Health Ministry should carry out a comprehensive investigation on the purchase and distribution of drugs.

The two antibiotic injections suspended by the Hospital are Cefuroxime 750 mg manufactured by Makcuro and Amoxacyllin Clavunic Acid 1.29 (Augmentin) manufactured by Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.