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All surgeries performed as usual: Director, Peradeniya Teaching Hospital

All surgeries are being performed as usual at the Teaching Hospital of Peradeniya, Hospital Director Dr. Arjuna Thilakaratne said, following days of aggravation upon the news claiming that the routine surgeries were suspended due to a shortage of medicines.

The Health Ministry has informed that all the medicines required for the surgeries would be provided soon, and therefore, the surgeries have been resumed using the available quantities of medicines at the hospital, Dr. Thilakaratne added.

Two days ago, the Director of the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital issuing a letter revealed that the performance of all surgeries except essential and emergency surgeries will be suspended due to a shortage of medicines, including anesthetics, leading clients pending surgeries into severe inconvenience and distress.

The Indian External Affairs Minister who was on a two day official to Sri Lanka at the time also raised concerns on the news, asking how India can intervene on addressing the problem.

It was after then has the Health Ministry informed that immediate measures will be taken to supply the necessary medicines.


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