Thursday, August 4, 2011

160,000 Low Quality Intra Venous Sets Issued To The General Hospitals-Health Services Trade Union Alliance

Around 160,000 low quality Intra Venous Sets which are use to fix to the Saline Bottles were local purchased and distributed among majority of the General Hospitals throughout the island by the Medical Supplies Division (MSD)according to the Health Services Trade Union Alliance.The president of the Alliance Saman Ratnapriya has said today that  these Intra Venous Sets worth Rs.3.5 million were locally purchased by the MSD from a Chinese Medical Supplier on 2011-06-22 and Distributed among General Hospitals with a hole in every Intra Venous Sets pack  covered by a White Sticker.

As a product which manufactured through a Sterilization process the Intra Venous Sets pack cannot be with any hole as every pack should be free from all germs to ensure the safety for using for the patients Ratnapriya has stressed.However these packs are having holes which covered by a white sticker and when the sticker is removed the big hole was appeared he further added.

Some of the Doctors and Nurses already have informed to their Hospital Administrations that these Intra Venous Sets are not suitable for using for patients however still most of the hospitals received these low quality Intra Venous Sets still using them to give Saline for the patients Saman Ratnapriya has revealed.While  saying that there is a great health Risk created by  using of these low quality Intra Venous Sets for Patients,Ratnapriya appealed from the Health Minister to investigate on the Locally Purchasing of these Low Quality  Sets and revealed the findings to the public as soon as possible.

Nominations For 23 Local Government Councils To Be Gazetted Today

The Notification calling nominations for the 23 remained Local Government Councils to be gazetted today according to the Elections Department.Nominations are due to handover between 18-25 August the Department has said.

The Second Term Of Government Schools Ends Today

The Second Term of all Government Schools ends today (04)according to the Ministry Of Education.Schools will reopens on 05th of September except 41 schools which are the centers for marking Advanced Level Examination Papers.

More Then 100 Drugs And Surgicals Are Out Of Stock In Hospitals And MSD

More than 100 essential Drugs and Surgical Items are out of stock in Government Hospitals and in Medical Supplies Division(MSD) these days accroding to Hospital Sources.Among the Drugs and Surgical Items that are out of stock are Drugs prescribe for Diabetes,High Blood Preassure,Heart Diseases,Cholesterol ,Eye Diseases and Respiratory Diseases as well as Surgical Item Surgical Gloves sources have revealed.

Taking benefit from the situation most of the Government Hospital Doctors are getting used  to local purchase  Surgical Gloves which is out of stock at the moment for higher prices according to Hospital Authorities.

Meanwhile more than 100 quality failed Drugs and Surgical Items were withdrawn from the Government Hospitals during last 12 month period and that was one of the major causes for   current Drug Shortage prevails in the Country Medical Supplies Division(MSD) sources stressed.Health Minister Mailthripala Sirisena and few of the Health Ministry officials are currently in India to discuss on buying Drugs indirectly from the Drug Manufacturers in India.

Five New Governors Had Sworn In

Five new governors had sworn in G before president Gotabaya Rajapakshe at a function held in Presidemt's office at Colombo Fort this...