PUTRAJAYA OCT.31: The Government of Malaysia has contributed medicine valued at RM288, 610 to the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to assist the government in providing essential medical treatment and healthcare for the people.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its statement said, Minister of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin handed the consignment of medicines to the High Commissioner of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Malaysia, Air Chief Marshal Sumangala Dias.
The statement added, the handing over ceremony was held at the Ministry of Health, Putrajaya and was witnessed by senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health.
“The contribution symbolises the close relations and friendship between Malaysia and Sri Lanka to assist the latter’s recovery from its current socio-economic crisis.
“The medicine was delivered to Colombo, Sri Lanka via Sri Lankan Airlines, with the cooperation of the High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur.
“The consignment consisting of 1,000 vials of Amphotericin B Injection 50 mg to treat potentially life-threatening fungal infections; 20,000 vials of Heparin Injection 25,000 I.U/5 ml to decrease the clotting ability of the blood and help prevent harmful clots from forming in blood vessels; and 10,000 ampoules of Aminophylline 25 mg/ml in 10 ml injection as a treatment of obstructive airway diseases,” the statement said here today.
The statement also stressed that the people of Malaysia are with the people of Sri Lanka during the recovery period and hope the contribution will help the government provides healthcare for the people. –Malaysia World News