Written by Teena Marian
22 Apr, 2022 | 12:11 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); The World Bank (WB) & the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to provide $30 Million to import medicines that are short in supply in Sri Lanka.
The Ministry of Health said that the letter of credit has been sent to import the medicines in short.
According to the Ministry of Health 42 types of medicines are in short in the country.
In the meantime, Sri Lanka has requested aid from the World Health Organization (WHO) & the WHO has responded positively, said the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Health said accordingly, that the shortage of medicines will be rectified soon.
Meanwhile, Director General of Health Services, Dr. Asela Gunawardena stated that due to the shortage of anesthetics drugs, only essential surgeries are being performed in Government Hospitals.
He noted that only cancer and accident-related surgeries are performed.
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