Sri Lankan Crisis: Nation To Soon Run Out Of Medicines, Fear Doctors
Doctors in Sri Lanka fear that soon a medical shortage could be caused as the foreign currency reserves are running out. Reportedly, hospitals are already postponing life-saving procedures for patients, since they do not have the necessary drugs. Sri Lanka imports 80% of its medicines, and the country's healthcare system is close to collapse. "If patients are in a queue for drugs, they will lose their lives," said Dr Ratnasingam.
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Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Sri Lankan Economic Crisis: Health Ministry Reports Drug Shortage
Amid the ongoing economic crisis in the island nation, Healthy Ministry had reported a drug shortage in the country, on April 14. The shortage has come possibly due to a delay in opening the Letter of Credit, including the one India gave, reported Sri Lanka's Newswire. The ministry then stated that some hospitals are witnessing a shortage in certain drugs and medical equipments.
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