Malaysia donates medicine valued at over Rs. 22 million to Sri Lanka

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Government of Malaysia on Monday has donated medicine valued at RM 288,610. 00 (Rs. 22.3 million) to the government of Sri Lanka.

The Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release said the medicine was delivered to Colombo, Sri Lanka via SriLankan Airlines, with the cooperation of the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian Minister of Health Khairy Jamaluddin has handed over the consignment of medicines to the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Malaysia Air Chief Marshal Sumangala Dias on Monday, 31 October.

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 Ministry of Health, Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The consignment consists 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 ml in 10 ml injection as a treatment of obstructive airway diseases.

Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the contribution symbolizes the close relations and friendship between Malaysia and Sri Lanka to assist the latter’s recovery from its current socio-economic crisis.

“The people of Malaysia are with the people of Sri Lanka during this recovery period and hope that the contribution will assist the government of Sri Lanka in providing essential medical treatment and healthcare for the people of Sri Lanka,” it added.


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