Health Minister, Keheliya Rambukwella, has announced the immediate suspension of emergency medicine procurement. This declaration came during a press briefing in Colombo on Monday (2).
In addition to his verbal statement, Minister Rambukwella also took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to provide further details. He revealed the formation of a Medicinal Management and Strategizing Committee (MMSC), tasked with overseeing, evaluating, and regulating the entire medicine procurement process within the ministry.
Furthermore, the Minister’s online post highlighted a series of decisions aimed at enhancing the efficiency and transparency of drug procurement in Sri Lanka. These measures include the regulation and standardization of procurement practices, all designed to expedite the vital process of securing essential medicines for the nation.