Mar 11, Colombo: Health Minister Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella said in Parliament yesterday that 83 of the 151 types of drugs needed by the hospitals in this country have been procured so far.
He said that many more medicines will be received in the next two to three weeks and hence many existing problems in health will be able to solve by the end of this quarter.
The Minister said this while responding to a statement made by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa who said that there is a shortage of medicines in the country.
The Minister also said that the high support for this endeavor was received from the ‘Husma’ program conducted by the Opposition Leader and urged every party to contribute to this endeavor despite the election.
He also reiterated that no essential surgery has been postponed and only surgeries that can be delayed have been postponed for a short period of time in consultation with the Health authorities.