Medical aid worth over LKR 2 billion  from China reaches Colombo

Medical aid worth over LKR 2 billion from China reaches Colombo

December 6, 2022   09:35 pm

A consignment of essential medicines and medical supplies worth LKR 2 billion, donated by China, reached the Colombo Port today (Dec. 06).

The shipment came in 24 containers (16,000 boxes) with a total of weight over 255 metric tonnes.

It contained 8 million infusion sets, 1.2 million vials of omeprazole sodium for injection, 1 million capecitabine tablets, 612,720 PF. syringes of enoxaparin sodium injection, 240,000 bottles of sodium valproate tablets, and 100,800 ampoules of heparin sodium injection.

China has donated medicines worth LKR 5 billion to Sri Lanka since June, the Embassy of China in Colombo said in a tweet.

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