China donates consignment of medicine worth Rs. 650 million to Sri Lanka

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China donates consignment of medicine worth Rs. 650 million to Sri Lanka


Sat, Sep 24, 2022, 10:09 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 24, Colombo: The stock of essential medicines and medical equipment worth about 650 million rupees donated by China to Sri Lanka has arrived in the island last night.

The donation made under China’s RMB 500 million emergency humanitarian assistance through China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), departed Chengdu yesterday via a charter flight of Sichuan Airlines.

The stock of medicines and medical equipment is to be taken to the central storage complex of the Ministry of Health this morning.

According to the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, the consignment consists of:
• 100,800 PF.Syrs of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alpha Injection
• 270,000 doses of Rabies Vaccine
• 4,500 bottles of Fat Emulsion Injection
• 2,400 vials of Pemetrexed Disodium for Injection-100mg
• 1,520 vials of PD for Injection-500mg

More medicines and medical supplies worth 5 billion rupees will be handed over and delivered to hospitals and patients across the island in the coming months, the embassy said.

China will continue working closely with Sri Lanka to provide more assistance to the people in current difficulties, the embassy added.

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