‘No drug shortages in State hospitals’

There is no drug shortage whatsoever in the Colombo National Hospital or any other State hospital in the country at the moment. The media reports published in certain Sinhala newspapers are completely fabricated, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

According to the statement issued by the Health Ministry, there is no danger of closing down any State hospital in the North Central Province as stated in certain media reports. There are plenty of drugs in all varieties available freely at all State hospitals.

The statement says that Colombo National Hospital Director Dr. Anil Jasinghe has also issued a special statement in connection with the same issue and assured that there is no drug shortage whatsoever at his hospital and all drugs are freely available for both in-house and OPD patients.

North Central Province Health Services Director General Dr. W. M. Palitha Bandara has assured that there is no threat of closing down Welikanda, Kahatagasdigiliya, Galenbindunuwewa, Kebithigollewa etc. due to any drug shortage. The entire State hospital system in the Province works smoothly without any issue.

A new software has been introduced for the State hospitals to prevent any drug shortage. The Health Ministry requests the public to not to be misled by fabricated information.

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