WHO Representative in Sri Lanka, meets with Prime Minister
Dr. Alaka Singh, WHO Representative in Sri Lanka, met with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (24) at the Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo and assured him of the organization’s full support in overcoming Sri Lanka’s medical crisis.
Dr. Singh stated that she was confident that the current government’s new health program would be able to resolve the medicine shortage by July and August.
She emphasized that the WHO is dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of infants and pregnant women.
She also stated that Sri Lanka will receive USD 2 million as part of the first phase of its assistance program.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe praised the World Health Organization’s assistance in improving Sri Lanka’s health standards, as well as the assistance provided by many countries, including India and Bangladesh.
Chairperson of the Prime Minister’s special committee charged with proposing measures to alleviate the shortage of medicines.
Ruwan Wijewardena, Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake, and Dr. Anwar Hamdani, Director of Medical Technical Services at the Ministry of Health, also participated in the discussion.