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The Health Ministry today instructed provincial health authorities to check medicinal drugs, food items and drinks that had been stored in refrigerators at pharmacies, trade stalls, boutiques and super markets in flood affected areas for possible contamination or expiration, a Ministry spokesman said.

The discussion was held between Health authorities and representatives of the World Health Organization, World Children Fund, World Food Programme, World Population Fund, International Doctors’ Organization the UNICEF, Government Epidemiology Unit and the Medical Supplies Division,  chaired by Health Ministry Secretary Dr. Ravindra Rubeu, Ministry spokesman W.M.D.Wanninayaka said.

The objective of the discussion was to prevent possible outbreak of communicable diseases at flood affected districts after the floods recede. All MOH offices have been instructed to carry out checks on drugs and foods with the assistance of food inspectors and PHIs, Mr. Wanninayaka said.

MOHs have been given instructions to destroy all contaminated and expired drugs and food items if and when they found at pharmacies, food stalls, hotels or supermarkets, he added.
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  • Sitha Tuesday, 08 February 2011 04:06 AM

    This is a good idea to avoid flood related deseases.Thank you ministry!

    kawana-instinct Monday, 07 February 2011 06:38 PM

    wow....what a kindness & love to public....when election is everything is unanimously taking care by government....how long it will last? until election is over?

    meranchi Tuesday, 08 February 2011 03:13 AM

    that is very good move prevent food born diseases in an advance must educated the public also for better result....i


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