The Indian High Commission has handed over 3.3MT of essential medical supplies donated by the Indian government for the 1990 Suwaseriya Ambulance Service to the Chairman of Suwaseriya Foundation yesterday.
The Indian High Commission said External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar was apprised of the looming shortage of medical supplies faced by the Foundation during his visit to the Suwaseriya Headquarters in March.
Responding to the urgent requirement, an Indian Naval Ship was deployed to ensure the expeditious delivery of the medical supplies to Sri Lanka.
The High Commission said in addition to the Suwaseriya Foundation, medical supplies for General Hospital Hambantota, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya and Teaching Hospital, Jaffna were also provided.
More than 25MT of drugs and medical supplies have been donated by India during the last two months and is valued at close to Rs.370 million.