Peradeniya Hospital without drugs, consumables; suspends surgeries


The Teaching Hospital in Peradeniya has suspended all routine surgeries due to a severe shortage of essential drugs and consumable items used for anesthesia and surgery.

Hospital’s director Dr. H.M. Arjuna Thilakarathna has in writing announced the decision taken at a meeting of the hospital management committee yesterday (28).

In his letter, the hospital director requests medical officers and nursing staff to oblige until further notice.


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