Two Anti Biotic Injections Have Temporarily Suspended At Colombo National Hospital After Patients De
Local Health Authorities temporarily suspended the use of two Anti Biotic Injections available in Colombo National Hospital after two of the patients getting treatment at the male accident ward have developed critical symptoms and one has died after receiving above Injections .
The stock of two Injections "Cefuroxime" 750 mg (belongs to the batch number Ep 735) and "Amoxacyllin Clavunic" Acid 1.2 g(batch numbers 2263444 and 2278449) were temporarily suspended at National Hospital few days back according to the Hospital Sources.The samples of these Injections were sent to National Drug Quality Assurance Laboratory for the Quality Tests sources have further added.
While commenting on the latest finding of quality failed Injections the President of the Health Services Trade Union Alliance (HSTUA) Saman Rathnapriya has said that although the Ministry Of Health has temporarily suspended the using of above Injections at the National Hospital the authorities have failed to suspend the use of the two Injections belongs to the certain batches which are still using in other Hospitals.
The Health Minister should make a proper investigation on importing low quality drugs such as above Injections to Sri Lanka he stressed.
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