Saline stocks over: State hospitals left high and dry
A stock of 600,000 bottles of saline was ready for shipment in Mumbai and SLAF planes were to fly there to bring the supplies, sources told The Island. However, due to some technical difficulties involved in air clearance etc., from the Indian authorities, the mission was postponed, according to the SLAF. (DE)
Stocks of saline in the Medical Supplies Division are sufficient only for tomorrow’s release and unless new stocks arrive immediately, the State-run hospitals will face a shortage of this life saving medicine, health authorities warn.