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* Sri Lanka's Medical Supplies Management Technical System has become a white elephant, charges trade unions
Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 11:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Health Services Trade Union Alliance (HSTUA) says that the Medical Supplies Management Technical System (MSMTS) of the Ministry of Health has become a white elephant.

The Ministry of Health introduced this system as a solution to eliminate corruption and waste in medical supplies management.

The online system was developed in 2009 by e-Wis Company at an initial cost of Rs. 320 million. The company has used a prototype system of Australia instead of customizing it to the country's needs, the HSTUA accuses.

Additional Rs. 80 million was later granted to further develop the system but it still remained as a beta version according to the trade union.

HSTUA Chairman Saman Rathnapriya said that only one store of the 26 stores of the Medical Supplies Department has been fully connected to the system.

Further, the State Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Corporation has also failed to enter its basic data to the system.

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