100,000 tablets discarded

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By Prasanna Pathmasiri


Officials at the Bibile Hospital today discarded 100,000 paracetemol tablets after they were found to be discolored and unsuitable for patients. Doctors have detected the packets containing these tablets during a sample check at the hospital.

They said that these tablets were not suitable to be given to patients. A large number of patients seek medication from the Bibile hospital everyday.

The hospital authorities are now planning to lodge a complain on this matter with the Health Ministry.

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  • RAvi Friday, 25 June 2010 05:32 AM

    This is not the first and may not be the last. Still no action from the government. Poor public are the ones suffering from poor quality and expired drugs.
    Had similar experiences before with rubella vaccine and even deaths. Still the WHO report on that incidence was not produced by the ministry, which means that the report may have showed the drawbacks of the ministry.
    The cost of the drugs + compensation for the people who get affected should be taken from the people in higher chairs of the health ministry.

    Vince Friday, 25 June 2010 05:34 AM

    Suba Anakathayak to all Sri Lankans, this government means business

    Shantha Thursday, 24 June 2010 02:23 PM

    the people who are responsible are given high rankings in the ministry. so what is the point of complaining. Sri Lanka is going into a huge mess.

    Thomas Friday, 25 June 2010 05:58 AM

    What about checking the other lot imported at same time?
    Were the tablets imported or manufactured in Sri Lanka.?

    I Hussein Thursday, 24 June 2010 02:46 PM

    Obvious fraud not negligence. Whatever it is, concern people must be punished. Is there an health minister?
    Every where fraud, every where from top to bottom fraud malpractices cheating abuse/miss use of power .
    I dont think we will ever come out of this mess, ever!

    lankanlion Thursday, 24 June 2010 02:46 PM

    We must understand the truth here. Health ministry is one of the highly corrupted institutes in Sri Lanka and that is why every politician tries to bargain to become a minister for health. They get bribes in millions (dollars not rupees) to approve importing substandard and expired medicines which ultimately take our lives. Unfortunately we have no way to stop this vicious cycle or prosecute all these politicians especially in this era of “chinthanaya policy” where the whole system was anchored on bribery and corruptions. Unfortunately majority of our citizen are unable to realise the true colour of our leadership. Rather they are carried away by duplicity of our leadership.

    Ananda D. Thursday, 24 June 2010 02:47 PM

    We fervently hope that our good Mnisters of Health will carry out his threat.

    citizen1 Thursday, 24 June 2010 03:17 PM

    Were these imported from India?

    annonymous 0x0 Thursday, 24 June 2010 03:17 PM

    this happened during Siripala's time or Sirisena's?

    Bluff Bluff Thursday, 24 June 2010 03:39 PM

    When the next Cabinet meeting is held in Badulla, the culprit will have to face fireworks.

    Veda Mahatha Thursday, 24 June 2010 03:44 PM

    WE must reccomend the former minister of health, Mr Nimal Siripala de Silva for the noble prize in medicine & physiology for the year 2011.


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