The Ministry of Health claims a total of USD 80 million has been allocated through the Indian Credit Line to import medicine.
Speaking to media in Kandy, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said despite the foreign exchange crisis the health service will be maintained uninterrupted.
The Minister said it is not a secret that the country is facing a forex crisis, which has impacted health services including laboratory services.
Minister Rambukwella noted that the President has instructed them to prioritise health services and therefore they have decided to allocate a large portion through the Indian Credit Line to import medicines.
The Minister said they are of the view that they can manage the situation at present despite certain shortcomings.
He said the government will continue to provide concessions as well despite limitations.