Friday, October 4, 2013

Sri Lankan Army Has Destroyed The Secret Underground Bunker Of LTTE Leader

Sri Lankan Army has demolished the underground bunker of slained  LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabakaren located in Pudukuduirippu in Northern Province.according to military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya the bunker was detonated and destroyed as it is useless to keep LTTE Monuments.the demining operations are being carried out in the area where the bunker has located he has further said.

The destroyed secret bunker has believed to be sheltered the LTTE leader as well as other top tiger leaders.

Twelve Indian Drug Companies To Be Banned After Bangaldeshi Made Drugs Are Available In Government Hospitals-Dr.Hemantha Beneragama

"After making arrangements to purchase required medicinal drugs directly from Bangladeshi Government, 12 Indian Drug Companies who are currently supplying drugs for Government Hospitals due to be banned in basis of supplying low quality drugs"the director of National Drug Authority Dr.Hemantha Beneragama has said today(04).

Addressing a press briefing held at Ministry Of Health this morning Dr.Beneragama has said that those Drug Companies due to be banned have found guilty of supplying low quality drugs to Sri Lanka however at present not able to ban them due to the difficulty of finding  another supplier immediately ."those drug companies including the four indian drug companies which were earlier banned even supplied some life saving drugs "he has revealed.those four indian companies which received concession by lifting the ban imposed on them few day back,  have supplying 122 drugs to Sri Lanka and out of these 116 drugs which are in good quality allow to use in government hospitals in temporary basis dr.beneragama has said.the remained six drugs which proved as in low quality were banned already he further added.

Meanwhile addressing the gathering Minister Of Health Maithripala Sirisena has said that the Bangladeshi Minister Of Health is due to arrive Sri Lanka shortly to sign a memorandum with Sri Lankan Government on supplying drugs to Sri Lanka."the Ministry Of Health is also examining the possibility of purchasing good quality drugs from government owned drug companies in Thailand as well as improving local production of  western drugs to assure the supplying of good quality drugs for Sri Lankan patients in future "he has further said.

Medical Supplies Division Has Instructed All Government Hospitals And Pharmacies To Re Issue 140 Banned Drugs

 The  Medical Supplies Division(MSD) has instructed all government hospitals and pharmacies through a special circular to re issue  140 drug varieties  which were withdrawn from government hospitals and pharmacies two weeks back citing they are in low quality the said circular has  been issued on 01st October.

The Health Ministry has even banned four Drug Companies supplied these drugs to hospitals and pharmacies and instructed authorities to purchase drugs from Bangladeshi Government directly.however  that programme has not yet implemented as well and  substitute drugs for the withdrawn drugs too not yet imported as planned health ministry sources said.

Among the drugs that were withdrawn from the hospitals two weeks back are drugs prescribed for major diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure ministry sources have added.soon after the stocks of the said drugs were withdrawn a drug shortage appeared in government hospitals ,hospital sources have revealed.

New President Assumed His Duties -Appointed Two Controversial Figures As Presidential And Decense Secretaries

President Gotabaya Rajapakshe has today (19)assumed  his duties as president at Presidential Secretariet in Colombo . He has appointed...