The Director General of Health Services Dr Asela Gunawardena has appointed an official coordinator to maintain uninterrupted healthcare services and facilitate medicinal and equipment donations to Sri Lanka.
Accordingly, Director Medical Technology Services at Health Ministry Dr. Anver Hamdani has been appointed as the coordinating officer on behalf of Ministry of Health to coordinate, facilitate and liaise with relevant stakeholders.
The relevant official is expected to coordinate within relevant ministries and the private sector organizations, donor agencies, provincial and regional health authorities and professional colleges to maintain uninterrupted service provision during the present challenging period.
Dr Hamdani can be reached via 077 1214131 (Official), Fax 011 2669491 and [email protected]
The step has been taken in the wake of the looming shortage of drugs in the country which has compelled some hospitals to suspend certain surgeries. (Sheain Fernandopulle)