The Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka has announced that the issue of medicine shortages in the country is gradually easing. According to Dr. Saman Rathnayake, the Additional Secretary, there were over 170 types of medicines in short supply in the country about a month ago. However, the number of drugs in shortage has reduced to less than 100 as of now.
Dr. Rathnayake also revealed that provisions have been made to purchase 60 types of drugs that are currently in short supply in hospitals.
The shortage of medicines has been a major concern in Sri Lanka, with reports of patients struggling to access essential drugs. The Ministry of Health has been working to address the issue, including through increased imports of medicines and efforts to increase local production.
While there is still progress to be made, the recent developments offer hope that the situation is improving for patients in need of medical treatment.