Learn more about the Sri Lankan Medical Crisis
Sri Lanka healthcare on verge of collapse in economic crisis
Documents seen by the BBC, interviews with medical unions and testimony from frontline doctors reveal that hospitals across the nation are in desperate need of a range of life-saving drugs and equipment. Medical staff have told the BBC the crunch in supplies has forced them to suspend non-essential operations, and reuse or ration some equipment. Continue Reading
Sri Lanka nearly out of medicine as doctors warn toll from crisis could surpass Covid
The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) said all hospitals in the country no longer had access to imported medical tools and vital drugs. Several facilities have already suspended routine surgeries since last month because they were dangerously low on anaesthetics, but the SLMA said that even emergency procedures. Continue Reading
Several entities are tracking the medicine and equipment that’s in short supply. These trackers provide you ways to donate money/supplies towards the Sri Lankan Healthcare Industry.
Watchdog Elixir Medicine Tracker
Elixir tracks the medicine and equipment that’s in short supply in a hospital level. You can pledge to donate medicine or equipment through their system. Visit Elixir
GMOA Medicine Tracker
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA), which is the doctor’s trade union, have opened up a portal seeking donations of medicines and consumables as part of their initiative to bring at least a temporary relief to the medicine shortage in such a time. Visit Tracker
How can I help?
There are several ways to help the Sri Lankan Medical Crisis. You can either directly donate funds, donate equipments and medicine volunteers for coordination or simply help bring awareness.
As one of the oldest grassroot organizations in Sri Lanka, Sarvodaya can efficiently distribute medicine and equipment. You can directly donate money to Sarvodaya Sri Lanka or Sarvodaya International. They also accept Paypal and Wire Transfers.
You can donate medicine and equipment directly through the use of the Watchdog Elixir Tracker which tracks medical requirements at Hospital level. The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA), have opened a portal to track the medicine that’s in short supply.
In response to Sri Lanka’s economic and humanitarian crisis which has led to widespread resource shortages across the country, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has committed SGD100,000 for urgently-needed medical supplies and other basic necessities in aid of vulnerable communities in the country.
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