Sri Lanka is facing shortage of drug as it is unable to import amid forex shortage
As of September, the price of a 15-napkin pack ranges from 350 to 800 rupees in the market
The health minister said 92 of 383 drugs are short in supply though Sri Lanka has 14 of the most vital drugs in stock
Sri Lanka has raised the tax on sanitary pads to discourage imports
Sri Lankans in rural areas are severely affected with CKD
Sri Lanka is facing shortage of medical practitioners as many have opted to migrate amid economic crisis
WHO is in the process of procuring medical supplies in collaboration with WHO’s Regional and Country Offices.
The second batch is expected to reach Sri Lankan waters mid-September.
“If we are allocated 600 million, we end up seeing only 100 million. This is the economic policy of this country.”
In August alone 2,924 new cases were recorded in Sri Lanka, with 84 deaths attributed to the disease.
The grant was given in response to a request by Sri Lanka’s government.
WHO is holding “open consultation for a new disease name for monkeypox. Anyone wishing to propose new names can do so....
Sri Lanka has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases and deaths since early this month
Covid-19 confirmed cases and deaths are on the rise since early this month, official data show
Cases have increased to 16,000 cases from 3040 cases a month ago and cases have been reported from 75 countries
Covid on the rise after Sri Lanka removed mandatory face mask amid heavily crown in public transport
The newly emerged variant has been classified as the “worst version of the virus we’ve seen."
Many people have called all the citizens to join the Saturday protest in Colombo
“We were promised fuel last Friday, but we didn’t get it. At this point. we don’t even have fuel to report to work...
Minister strongly denies claims of acute drug shortage.
Sri Lanka had to close down the country many times to prevent Covid-19 spreading
Only a fraction of ITUKAMA fund has been used so far.
Earlier two consignments of medicine were donated by India and France.
Sri Lanka's pharmaceuticals suppliers are hit by payment delays and are also facing regulatory delays
France has gifted Sri Lanka anesthetics and respiratory medications worth 300,000 Euros
"We are unable to support the dengue prevention programs that are being implemented by the authorities"
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