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Monday, 31 December 2018 - 13:10
Health Authorities meet to resolve drug shortage
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Top officials from the Pharmaceutical Corporation and Pharmaceutical Supplies Division, are scheduled to meet, to find solutions for the prevailing island wide drug shortage.

The meeting will be held under the instruction of Health Minister, Rajitha Senarathna in Colombo this afternoon.

Earlier, the State Pharmaceutical Corporation announced that there is a shortage of 200 essential drugs, including those necessary to treat cancer patients.

Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr H.M.M Rumi told our news team that measures will be taken today, to have the drugs both manufactured locally and imported into country.

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