Health Ministry launches hotline


The Health Ministry launched a hotline, 1999 to assist the public who have issues in finding certain medicinal drugs.

When contacted, Director of the Medical Supplies Division of the Ministry Dr. W.M.C.M. Wijesinghe said they would provide assistance in supplying patients with medicines that are hard to find at the moment through the ‘Suwa Seriya’ service.

People can make complaints regarding a shortage of any of the medicinal drugs in the prescriptions given to them. This special service has been introduced considering the shortage of medicinal drugs.

The Ministry would be able to check the availability of the drugs in the other healthcare institutions and supply the needed drugs to the patients, he said.

By Kanchana Kolagolla