Monday, March 15, 2010

2.5 Million Worth Expired And Low Quality Drugs At SPC Stores

A large stock of Expired and Low Quality Drugs worth Around Rs.2.5 million are stored at the Storing Complex of the State Pharmaceutical Corporation in Rathmalana of the Colombo Suburbs at present according to the Health Sources.Majority of these Drugs are non essential items and those Drugs which were out of date Expired in December 2009 according to the Sources.

These Drug Items were imported for the use of Government Hospitals and State owned Pharmacies.The storage of these Items also blocked the storage space in the Storing Complex according to the sources.

Meanwhile more then 4 million non essential Hypodermic Injection Needles are also stored in the Stores pending approval of the Medical Supplies Division(MSD) Health Ministry Sources said.

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