The GMOA warns of a growing lack of medicine The National Hospital in Colombo and the National Cancer Hospital have been severely hampered by the lack of medications, according to the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA), whose spokesperson is Dr. Chamil Wijesinghe.
According to the GMOA spokesperson, the shortage has made it challenging to participate in routine hospital tasks.
In response, Health Secretary Janaka Chandragupta stated that although there is a medication shortage, it has not disrupted hospital operations and that orders have been placed to obtain the deficient medications.
The shortage of 15 medications necessary for the treatment of cancer patients, according to Dr. Aruna Jayasekara, director of the Apeksha Hospital in Maharagama.
The majority of medicines, according to him, are donated, and those that are in short supply must be purchased from regional vendors.