Health Ministry reminds hospital administrators to order drugs early

By Don Asoka Wijewardena

Director General Health Services Dr. Palitha Maheepala yesterday directed all hospital administrators to send their drug requisition lists to the Ministry in advance. Those who failed to do so would be held accountable for drug shortages.

Dr. Maheepala said that some hospital administrators were deliberately delaying the drug requisition sheets so as to make local purchases to earn commissions.

The Ministry had taken a decision not to supply drugs to hospitals until the drug requisition sheets were received in advance. If the administrators had not submitted the requisition sheets, the Ministry would assume that drugs were available, he added.


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