The prescription of the drugs meropenem and amoxilcave has been temporary halted at the De Zoysa Maternity Hospital in Colombo following the death of a mother of one.
The Director of the Drugs Control Authority of the Ministry of Health, Dr.Hemantha Benaragama made this announcement.
The consultant surgeon who performed the surgery on the ill-fated patient had stated during the post mortem that the cause of the death was the prescription of substandard drugs.
Accordingly, the Minister of Health instructed the Secretary to the Ministry of Health Dr.Raveendra Ruberu to forward a report after conducting an inquiry. It was reported that a special team of doctors have initiated the inquiry today.
Speaking further on this behalf The Director of the Drugs Control Authority of the Ministry of Health, Dr.Hemantha Benaragama had this to say.