Crisis in Sri Lanka: India delivers life-saving drugs, medical supplies and relief materials
India on Monday delivered life-saving drugs, medical equipment and relief supplies to hospitals and residents of Sri Lanka as part of its growing aid to help the debt-ridden country overcome its worst economic crisis.
A crippling shortage of foreign exchange reserves has led to long queues for fuel, cooking gas and other necessities, while power cuts and soaring food prices have deepened misery Population.
On Monday, the new shipments were provided to Hambantota General Hospital, Jaffna Teaching Hospital and residents of Kilinochchi and Vavuniya districts of Northern Province.
“Indian Aid to Hambantota General Hospital. Consul General @dipinprIFS today handed over 6.4 tons of medicines and essential medical supplies to Hambantota General Hospital,” the Indian Consulate General said. to Hambantota in a tweet.
Dr Suranga Ubeysekara, director of Hambantota General Hospital, thanked India for this vital support.
“As Jaffna Teaching Hospital receives life-saving drugs and medical equipment, (Acting) Director of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Dr. Nandakumar thanks the Government of India for their timely assistance,” the Consulate General tweeted. from India to Jaffna.
“Indian aid to Kilinochchi and Vavuniya! CG Shri Raakesh Natraj handed over relief materials which will benefit nearly 50,000 families in the two districts. Assistance throughout the Northern Province is now underway, and almost half of the total households are benefiting. This is part of Tamil Nadu aid, with 40,000 tonnes of rice and 500 tonnes of powdered milk being distributed across Sri Lanka,” he said in another tweet.
India had previously provided diesel to Jaffna fishermen to facilitate their livelihood activity. The Indian government has also coordinated the humanitarian aid of Tamil Nadu government food aid.
Last month, India delivered more than 25 tons of medical supplies to Sri Lanka.
Indian lines of credit for fuel and essentials have provided a lifeline as Sri Lanka faces its worst economic crisis since 1948.