A special discussion related to this issue was held at the Medical Research Institute in Borella. It was presided by Minister Maithripala Sirisena. Local gauze suppliers attended this discussion. They clarified to the Minister the reason for the shortage. It was attributed to the long holidays due to the April election, the New Year season followed by the inclement weather situation.
The Government has mediated in the resolution of the problems of the producers. The Minister emphasized that action will be initiated if there are further delays in supplies. Agreement was reached to maintain additional stocks for use during an emergency.