Eye Hospital resumes operations, report on germ discovered to be submitted in two weeks
Deputy Director General Dr. Saman Rathnayake said that the report regarding the temporary halting of operations due to a germ at the Colombo National Eye Hospital will be submitted within the next two weeks.
He also stated that the report regarding the imported steroid medicine which is suspected to be the cause of the infection will be submitted within two weeks. He was speaking at a press conference held at the Ministry of Health yesterday (24).
Dr. Kapila Banduthilaka, the eye surgeon at the hospital, stated that after the operation theatres of the eye hospital were sterilized the operations started as usual yesterday (24).
He said that the steroid type drug has the approval of the National Drug Regulatory Authority and after the problem was reported, steps were taken to remove 20,000 vials of the drug.
He said that steps were taken to import 50,000 vials of that type of medicine to Sri Lanka and by the time this problem occurred, about 30,000 vials of medicine had been used.
He also said that the three patients who got infected after been administered this medicine will be treated according to international guidelines.