Monday, September 24, 2018

Director General Of Health Services Has Instructed Nuwara Eliya Hospital Director To Suspend The Use Of An Eye Injection Temporarily After 17 Patients Developed Complications

Director General Of Health Services
Dr.Anil Jasinghe has instructed the Director of Nuwara Eliya Base Hospital Dr.Aruna Jayasekare to temporarily suspend the use of an Eye injection vial after 17 out of 55 Eye patients who had received the injection at an Eye clinic held in Hospital have developed complications and hospitalization.

The Patients developed complications after receiving the injection are now receiving treatment at Nuwara Eliya Hospital and their condition is improving according to the Hospital Authorities.

However although other Government Hospitals are  using the relevant Injection in their Eye clinics  no complaints have been received on developing complications among the patients Director General Of Health Services Has stated  .

Meanwhile the Eye injection which caused the problem at Nuwara Eliya Hospital had been sent to National Drug Quality Assurance Laboratory for testing it's condition by the Health Authorities.

Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne who is currently in New York ,USA to attend a Conference of United Nations has instructed the Director General Of Health Services Dr. Jasinghe to conduct an investigations over the incident. 

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