Indian drug suppliers suspended

28 March 2011 07:23 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena today instructed the Director General of Health Services Dr. Agith Mendis to suspend some dozen Indian drug suppliers for their failure to supply drugs on time, supplying substandard drugs and failure to supply the full stock of drugs ordered by the Health Ministry.

The decision was taken at the monthly review meeting of the Health Ministry when the current shortage of essential drugs was discussed.  

Minster Sirisena also instructed Dr. Mendis to make arrangements to purchase essential drugs that are currently in short supply from other countries even at a higher rice. (Sadun A Jayasekara)

  Comments - 10

  • Nihal Monday, 28 March 2011 09:57 AM

    Some big belly figure intervine in this matter

    Prasad Tuesday, 29 March 2011 01:41 AM

    The officials who are selecting these dodgy suppliers should be held responsible. Otherwise this curse will continue.

    Supun Chandrasiri Tuesday, 29 March 2011 03:03 AM

    Don't buy anything from India. All substandard. Remember the powerset saga?

    Medic Monday, 28 March 2011 02:44 PM

    So who are the substandard brands ? Shoudnt public be kept informed ?

    Yehiya-Doha Monday, 28 March 2011 03:03 PM

    Minister is doing good job compare to former minister. But they will grant you a doctorate.

    Dr.Pradeep Monday, 28 March 2011 03:24 PM

    Good work minister,keep it up and show the nation that how much u r better than ur former.

    citizan Monday, 28 March 2011 08:21 AM

    WELL DONE MINISTER! Blacklist All fake drug and commission dealers from India. Curse of the sick and Poor will go to who hired them.

    Guru Tuesday, 29 March 2011 05:04 AM

    SL is testing India's patience. Soon there will be fireworks.

    khemajith Monday, 28 March 2011 08:34 AM

    good move.keep going...

    DB Monday, 28 March 2011 08:30 AM

    Low Commission Macho!!! no Fun...

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