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Crisis in Health Sector: Experts Committee to meet on Tuesday

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): The Experts Health Committee appointed by Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella to probe the recent events happened in the Health Sector surrounding controversy is set to convene today (18).

The Committee was appointed following reports of patients who experienced allergic reactions upon being administered with antibiotics at two leading hospitals in the country, some of which led to fatalities.

The six-member Committee of Health Experts is expected to focus on its future course of action and submit a report on the issue in the next three weeks.

Meanwhile, the government of Sri Lanka is being met with severe pressure by a number of parties, including the Opposition, civil activists and concerned parties over the collapsed Health Service, evident of which two women, including a pregnant mother, were pronounced dead at the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital after being administered with an anaesthetic drug, and a 21-year old girl who was receiving treatment for a stomach ailment was pronounced dead.

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