No shortage of pharmaceuticals: Ministry of Health

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 12:16


There is no shortage of pharmaceuticals in island wide hospitals, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine affirms.

Following instructions by Minister Rajitha Senaratne all medical supplies in state-run hospitals were checked. Through this the ministry had identified 24 medicinal products that were running short.

A statement by the ministry said 13 of these medicinal products will soon be supplied, while the ministry is also waiting a stock of 11 other pharmaceuticals.

Trade unions, recently, complained that there is a shortage of 50 varieties of pharmaceuticals across the country.