Colombo: Doctors in Sri Lanka have informed that the country’s financial crisis has tremendously affected the nation’s health sector. The medical team is facing several issues as the nation is running out of necessary medicines and other medical facilities and hence they requested people to not get sick or meet with accidents.
Sri Lanka is facing a tragic situation because of their financial crisis that pulls them back from their advancements in the public health sector that they have achieved in recent years.
A 15 year old girl Hasini Vasana, whose kidney got transplanted 9 months ago, is facing difficulties getting an immunosuppressant that she needs to take every day. The hospital management cannot manage to continue the supply of Tacrolimus tablets that were earlier provided free of cost. Her family is now seeking help from people in order to save their daughter’s life. Her Family members say they don’t know when they will get the tablet again. Ishara Thilini, Hasini’s elder sister, said they sold their house for her treatment. Hasini’s father is employed in the Gulf but his income is not enough for the treatment.
Some of the doctors already started fund raising through the social media platforms by seeking help from the Sri Lankan natives working abroad.
Sri Lankan Medical Association President Samath Dharmaratne advised people to not get sick and avoid accidents. Try avoiding every activity that prompts you to visit the hospital, he added.