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Handing over of Drugs & Medical Supplies to Hambantota General Hospital

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Indian Medical Supplies to Hambantota General Hospital

Consul General of India, Hambantota Mr. Dipin P.R handed over a large consignment of drugs and other essential medical supplies to the Hambantota General Hospital on 6th June 2022. Dr. Suranga Ubeysekara the Director of Hambantota General Hospital received the materials from the Consul General in the presence of doctors, nursing staff & other staff of the hospital. 

02.       Shortage of essential medical supplies in Sri Lanka was noted by the External Affair Minister Dr. S Jaishankar during his visit to Sri Lanka in March 2022. Responding to the urgent requirement, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Gharial was specially deployed for ensuring expeditious delivery of medical supplies to Sri Lanka. Around 6.4 tons of essential medical supplies were handed over to the hospital on this occasion.

03.       More than 25 tons of drugs and medical supplies which were donated by the Government and people of India during the last two months are valued at close to SLR 370 million. This is in addition to economic assistance of around USD 3.5 billion and supply of other humanitarian supplies such as rice, milk powder, kerosene etc.



6th June 2022