The Opposition yesterday demanded to know why the government which had failed to replenish medicine stocks at the Parliament medical centre could ensure that the state-run hospitals around the country had ample supplies.
UPFA MP Ranjith Zoysa said the parliament medical centre experience a drug shortage. New stocks had not been delivered by the State Pharmaceutical Corporation as the government had failed to settle bills running up to millions of rupees. “I was informed by the authorities of the infirmary that there was a sever shortage of medicine when I went there to consult a doctor. I request that some action be taken to remedy the issue.”
In response, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said there was only a shortage of special kinds of pharmaceuticals as some payments had not been made.