Apr 18, Colombo: There is no shortage of the drug Tamiflu that is used to treat influenza in state hospitals, the Director General of Health Services Dr. Jayasundara Bandara says.
Issuing a statement the Ministry of Health said the claims made by the Government Medical Officers Association that there is a shortage of Tamiflu at government hospitals are false.
At a media briefing on Monday, the Government Medical Officers Association secretary Dr. Nalinda Herath said Tamiflu that is used to treat H1N1 is not available in government hospitals.
Although the Health Ministry had issued a statement saying the drug is available, the supplies had not reached state hospitals, the GMOA official said.
However the Health Services Director General rejected the GMOA claims of any shortage of the drug, and added that all hospitals across the island have ample stock of the medication.