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Shortage of medicines hits hospitals; scheduled surgeries at Peradeniya Hospital suspended

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All scheduled surgeries at Peradeniya Teaching Hospital have been suspended due to a shortage of drugs and consumable items.

Hospital Director Dr. H.M.Arjuna Thilakarathna told Daily Mirror that the suspension was carried out from yesterday (28) in order to save essential medical items needed for emergency and life saving surgeries.

"However, we have been informed by the Medical Supplies Division to supply relevant drugs and other items to resume surgeries as usual," he said.

"Accordingly, the shortage is being sorted out and all surgeries can be resumed by today itself," Dr Thilakarathna added.

In an internal letter issued by the Hospital Director, it has been articulated that it was decided to suspend all routine surgeries including surgeries of patients already admitted until further notice. <span style="font-weight: bolder; color: rgb(33, 37, 41); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, " segoe="" ui",="" roboto,="" "helvetica="" neue",="" arial,="" "noto="" sans",="" sans-serif,="" "apple="" color="" emoji",="" "segoe="" ui="" symbol",="" emoji";="" font-size:="" 16px;"="">(Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 4

  • Lan Tuesday, 29 March 2022 11:30 AM

    Yes politicians don't open their eyes ? Why is it ? So cruel our political leaders ? They should rule with respect or leave with respect

    Get Lost Tuesday, 29 March 2022 12:34 PM

    Government is boasting. People are suffering. Politicos are enjoying luxury.

    M s Joseph Tuesday, 29 March 2022 01:20 PM

    Sri Lanka Paradise has now been turned into Hell by the current government.

    Big Sam Tuesday, 29 March 2022 01:35 PM

    Health minister must resign!

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