Health Specialists Arrive in Mumbai

Today, a Health Ministry group will land in India, to bring down 95 assortments of vital medical drugs that are in small supply at public hospices in the nation.

A Health Ministry Spokesman said that the squad will meet agents of pharmaceutical suppliers registered with the National Drugs Authority in Mumbai.

Health Minister, Maithripala Sirisena has authorized a team to acknowledge tenders and place orders then and there.

Pharmaceutical firms in India have been recommended to provide documents on existing stocks, costs and their certificate of registration to the visiting Sri Lankan group.

A special commission will assess the tenders and select the most workable contractors on the spot.

The team has been asked to place orders straight away and counsel agents to deliver the products within a week either by means of sea or air courses.

Minister Sirisena had emphasized to the group, before leaving, the significance of buying good quality medications at a levelheaded price and advised them to discuss with Indian representatives.

The team comprises Health and Finance Ministry Officers, Medical Supplies Division Director, State Pharmaceutical Corporation Deputy General Manager (Finance), a Pharmacist from the National Drugs Authority and Health Ministry Chief Pharmacist.