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11 April 2011 10:03 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Indian High Commissioner Ashok. K. Kantha met Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena and assured that the Indian government would ensure a steady supply of quality drugs to the Health Ministry without delay.

He also requested Minister Maithripala to submit a report on Indian drug suppliers who have failed to supply drugs on time and those whose stocks have been substandard.

Mr. Kanth has informed Minister Sirisena that the Indian government has taken the issue seriously and wants to take legal action against those who have failed to follow tender specifications. Media reports continuously highlighted the drug shortage at government hospitals and open market and also the sub-standard of the Indian supplies.

The Health Ministry suspended 10 Indian suppliers a fortnight ago as they failed to supply paracetamol and some14 essential drugs needed for the treatment of cancer patients. (Sandun. A. Jayasekara)

  Comments - 5

  • dutugamunu Monday, 11 April 2011 10:50 AM

    Why can't we manipature our own drugs like Indians !! .Why do we have to to depend on anther country !!!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 11 April 2011 03:59 PM

    Why not, if you go along to Kelaniya, you will find all the locally manufactured "drugs" for sure!

    mani Monday, 11 April 2011 06:11 PM

    pharma industry required huge capital investment

    Dinesh Tuesday, 12 April 2011 01:21 AM

    As I rember once government suspended imports from INDIA sighting that drugs were not upto the required standard.

    Indian Suppliers Saturday, 30 April 2011 11:29 AM


    Yes Indian has money for opening pharma Industry. They have their own Indian suppliers .

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