Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Iceland scientific and research agency to support Sri Lanka's fisheries industry
-- [5 hours ago]
PM emphasizes development of tourism industry to build a strong economy
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President says results of sacrifices made to gain prosperity and reconciliation are visible
-- [8 hours ago]
New tax law exempts net income of small businesses and artistes up to Rs. 500,000 from tax
-- [8 hours ago]
Health Minister charges trade unions of focusing on political issues, not fulfilling their responsibilities to workers
Minister Bathiudeen complains to CID on social media reports accusing him of resettling Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka
US Navy trains Sri Lanka Navy divers in underwater unexploded ordnance recovery
Sri Lanka participates in the Fine Food Exhibition - 2017 in Sydney, Australia
Rain water harvesting project for Jaffna Peninsula
UN assures to support Sri Lanka to build an exemplary nation

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.