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Sufficient stocks of drugs and medical equipment available

Jul 1, 2010 11:14:59 AM - itnnews.lk

The Medical Supplies Division is full of drugs, saline, surgical gauze and medical equipment.

There was a shortage of certain drugs some months ago. Howeer, the Health Ministry said that following discussions Minister Maithripala Sirisena had with the President. Finance Secretary Dr. P.B.Jayasundera and other authorities concerned, the Medical Supplies Division has sufficient stocks of drugs and medical equipment, with the launching of an efficient programme.

The Division at present possesses 225 thousand bottles of saline. Stocks of saline sufficient for five weeks had already been distributed among medical establishments including hospitals. 11 Containers with more saline stocks have already reached the harbour. These stocks are due to reach the Medical Supplies Division by next Monday. In addition there are over one million metres of surgical gauze with the Supplies Division. In addition local suppliers are continuing to provide more stocks. As such the Health Ministry emphasized a dearth of these stocks will not arise in future.