Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Shortage of medical supplies at Sri Lanka's Cancer Hospital

Nov 11, Colombo: A movement of opposition political parties and trade unions in Sri Lanka has noted that there is a shortage of medical supplies at the Cancer Institute in Maharagama.

The Force for Unity has said that the drug shortage at the Cancer Hospital will put the lives of over 1,000 patients at risk.

The movement has told the media that there is a shortage of radioactive iodine at the Cancer Hospital.
According to Force for Unity, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has confirmed that the Medical Supplies Division has failed to supply the necessary drugs.

Accordingly, thousands of patients who have undergone thyroid surgeries several months ago have not been able to receive radioactive iodine treatment.

The Force for Unity has called on the government to stop the wastage of the country's resources and take steps to provide the immediate medical requirements of the sick in the country.


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