Psychiatric support for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka continues to face grave economic conditions, resulting in acute shortages of fuel, food and essential medications – including the supply of essential psychotropic medicines, such as clozapine, risperidone, sodium valproate, etc. – that have pushed the cost of living to record highs.

The Sri Lanka Psychiatrists Association (UK) has been fundraising for emergency shipments of medication for psychiatric services. They have now managed to buy one month’s worth of clozapine to hold over services until better pathways are found.

Thanks to the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists, customs clearance has been negotiated with the Medical Supplies Division of the Ministry of Health to receive donations of medications registered with recognised regulatory bodies, such as USFDA, EMA, MHRA, TGA Australia or registered products of NMRA (National Medicines Regulatory Authority- Sri Lanka).

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