Medical Supplies Division Recalls Anesthetic Drug Imported from India Due to Safety Concerns

An anesthetic drug commonly used during surgeries in Sri Lanka has been temporarily recalled by the Medical Supply Division due to safety concerns.

The drug was imported from an Indian pharmaceutical company through Indian loans. Three categories of the drug have been removed from use with immediate effect.

Sri Lanka does not have the capability to test the quality of drugs that are imported under Indian loan assistance, so the decision to use them has been based on the certification of the drug and its use in other countries.