The Education Secretary of the Front line Socialist Party Mr. Pubudu Jayagoda said that the main method of fraudulently taking foreign exchange out of the country is the drug mafia and the ministers and authorities are acting crazy.
He said that there are ministers, secretaries of ministries and crooked businessmen behind all these activities. Six companies have come forward to supply medicines to Sri Lanka and one of them has submitted a minimum bid of 19 cents for a medicine. mentioned.
Mr. Jayagoda said that the hospital system has become inoperative due to the health professionals leaving the country and said that the hospital units have been closed due to the shortage of surgeons in many hospitals.
He also stated that the recently implemented payee tax , shortage of essential medical equipment, and country’s economic and political instability has caused an exodus of health workers to leave the country, resulting in a significant gap in all ciders on health-related professions.
He stressed the specialist doctors, and other doctors shortage is very acute and last week Anuradapura hospital reported they had to close down the children’s ward as all four doctors attached to the unit has left the country and no replacements were made as authorities are unable to do do due to the shortage of the doctors.
Even though the laboratory said no, one of the patients’ eyes were blinded as a result of the inferior eye drops that were brought. The Ministry plans to purchase 25 lakh bottles of medicine from a company that has stated that it will sell them for 85 cents as opposed to 19 cents offer. Behind these are ministers, ministry secretaries, and cunning businessmen he said further.