WHO, India & France assistance to curb medicine shortage

WHO, India & France assistance to curb medicine shortage

WHO, India & France assistance to curb medicine shortage

Written by Amani Nilar

29 May, 2022 | 9:36 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The World Health Organization (WHO) is focusing on assisting in overcoming the shortage of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment in Sri Lanka, says its Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

He stated that the WHO was focused on assisting in the continuation of primary health care facilities in the country.

Dr. Tedros had further discussed the matter with the Sri Lankan delegation, including Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Director General of Health Services, during the recent World Health Assembly held at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella stated that the current shortage of medicines has been covered by about 30% due to the assistance received from various countries including India and France.

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