Friday, September 10, 2010

Cuban Made BTI Bacteria Arrived

A Ship  carrying Ten Thousand liters of  Cuban Made BTI Bacteria arrived in Colombo Harbor this morning according to the Health Ministry sources.This Bacteria is scheduled to be testify at a selected place in Kandy during next weak before  using it for the National Dengue Control Programme.BTI Bacteria is used to destroy the Dengue Mosquito Larvae .

A spokesman to the Ministry of Health says that this Cuban Made BTI Bacteria will be introduced to the National Dengue Control Programme if it proves successful during the trial along with the locally made BTI Bacteria.Meanwhile the Locally made BTI Bacteria already confirmed as successful after it used for a trial last weak.A test report on local Bacteria is scheduled  to be hand over to  the Director of the Anti Malaria Campaign tomorrow by the researchers attached to the Medical Research Institute(MRI).The report will handover to the Health Minister by next Monday.

160,000 Non Esssential Syringer Needles Expired At The Government Stores

Medical Supplies Division(MSD) removed 160,000 expired Hypordermic Syringer Needles belongs to 24 G Type which expired within the MSD Stores it has been revealed.According to the Government Hospitals Sources these Syringer Needles are used in low quantity at these Hospitals and branded them as Non Essential Surgical Item.

This stock of Needles which are imported more then the required amount was expired on last February according to the MSD Sources.

 The previous Administration of the Medical Supplies Division imported around 3.6 Million Syringer Needles this kind to the Government Hospitals through the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation and stored in the Supplies Division Stores according to the Sources.As these Needles branded as non essential Item for the Government Hospitals medical experts raised the question why the Supplies Division stored a Stock of these Needles sufficient for 39 Month Period as the Space of the stores narrowing due to this stock to store essential Drug Items.

Bakers Association To Increase The Price Of Bread

Sri Lanka Bakers Association warns that the price of a Loaf of Bread  will goes up by Rs.3 due to the higher cost they have to pay to buy 50 Killo Wheet Flour Bag.The Association said that the Government has reduced the Rs.225 Concession offered for them when buying 50 Killo Wheet Flour Bag by reducing it to Rs.75.Therefore the Price of the  Killo of Wheet Flour increased by Rs.3 and need to increase the Bread price due to the situation the Association stressed.

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