Lions of India Service Trust donates essential medicines

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The Lions of India Service Trust donated a stock of essential medicines to the Ministry of Health’s Medical Supplies Division on 10 August, in response to the Ministry of Health’s request to strengthen patient treatment services in Sri Lanka.

This drug stock is worth approximately Rs 25 million, and it contains a variety of medications, including Omeprazole and Domperidone Capsules lp, Amoxicillin and Potassium Clavulanate Tablets lp, Bisacodyl Gastro – Resistant Tablets lp, and Ceftriaxone Injection lp.

Director General of Health Services, Dr. S. Sridhara had requested this stock of drugs from the Ministry of Health, and thanks to the coordination of A.P. Sing, the Third Vice President of Lions Club International, it was possible to obtain this stock of drugs in Sri Lanka in a very short period of time.

Lions Club International representatives present at the event stated that they will continue to make such donations to strengthen patient treatment services in Sri Lanka. Health Secretary, Janaka Sri Chandragupta, expressed his gratitude to Lions Club International for making such a generous donation in such a short period of time. He also instructed the officials of the Medical Supplies Division to distribute these medicines to hospitals islandwide expeditiously.