The Government Medical Officers Association charges that the hospital system cannot be maintained owing to the prevalent crisis situation.
Member of the GMOA Dr. Kosala Tennakoon addressing media today said the Ministry of Health lacks funds to purchase essential medicine and to ensure other medical services.
Dr. Tennakoon said the essential medicines, and equipment cannot be purchased as a result of the dollar shortage.
He claimed the GMOA will engage in an island wide protest in future against the breakdown of the health industry.
Meanwhile, GMOA North Western Coordinator Dr. Indika Ratnayake said the medicine stocks in hospitals will suffice only for another three weeks.
Dr. Ratnayake said the shortage of dollars has led to many concerns in the medical industry, especially in sourcing medicine.
He added the medicine stocks that are available at present are limited, claiming they don’t see medicines being restocked in the near future either.
Dr. Ratnayake noted the GMOA witnessed an impending shortage several months ago and despite raising concerns with authorities, due action has not been taken.