Shortage of Medicine: Unreliable Government Assurances

Vihan

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The Department of Government Information of Sri Lanka has been providing assurances that there is no shortage of medicine in Sri Lanka. However, independent fact checker groups in Sri Lanka such as Watchdog (@TeamWatchDog) have been receiving numerous reports of medicine shortages in hospitals in Sri Lanka. There appears to be a lack of credibility in the state department responsible for dispensing information to the public.