June 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne assured that there is no shortage of the medicine needed for dengue patients.
The Minister said the accusation by the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) that the medicine, Dextran 40 is not available in government hospitals is false.
He said a new stock of Dextran 40 is expected to arrive in the country form Thailand on Tuesday.
Speaking at an event held to distribute dry rations packages to 80 poor families in Panadura, said the GMOA's claim that Dextran 40 drug is not available in government hospitals is a total lie by the GMOA.
"Government hospitals have enough quantities of the medicine. Another stock is to come from Thailand on Tuesday night, we don't get bulk medicine stocks to keep for years," he said.
He said the medicine can only be bought from Thailand and the Thai Government has promised to provide the drug as needed.
The Minister questioned whether the doctors who spread false information about drug shortages are real doctors.