Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella says all stakeholders in the health sector are handling the medicine requirement in the country while certain issues related to medicine that have arisen will be resolved by October.
The Minister said although there is a shortage of medicines and medical equipment, it is not as dire as highlighted in certain instances.
Minister Rambukwella today (19) met with the Pakistani High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Shahzad Chaudhary.
Pakistan’s leading pharmaceutical company CCL Company, through the Pakistan High Commission handed over a stock of medicines for kidney patients worth Rs.10 million to the Health Ministry today through the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Friendship Forum.
The Minister said Sri Lanka is receiving generous support from many nations, adding that the medicine that has been received is being managed diligently.
Minister Rambukwella added amidst a global pandemic and other crises in the country, the many challenges are being successfully managed.
He said the time spent on the procurement process for medicines has been reduced with the medicine stocks available being managed owing to foreign assistance.
Minister Rambukwella thanked the government of Pakistan, the CCL, the High Commissioner of Pakistan, and the country’s people for joining in providing such medicines at a crucial time.