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Hospitals running out of essential medicine


The number of patients in the island is increasing due to various illnesses and hospitals are running out of essentials medicines. Dr. Prasad Kolabage, Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) Media Committee Member has stated that this have now become a serious crisis.

The GMOA has received a list of essential medicines that are currently in short supply in hospitals. It is reported that certain essential medicines are already unavailable whilst the other medication which is being sold, is done so at very high prices which patients are unable to pay for.

The GMOA has requested the Minister to take necessary action to avert a serious crisis situation.

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