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Government Pharmacists Association Reports a Shortage of 2,000 Pharmacists in Medical System

According to the Government Pharmacists Association, there is a shortage of approximately 2,000 pharmacists in the country’s medical system.

Thushara Ranadeva, the association’s chairman, stated that the medical system requires a total of 4,000 pharmacists. He warned of a potential crisis in the health sector due to this significant shortage.

Ranadeva emphasized that the current number of pharmacists is not proportionate to the number of hospitals in the country. He highlighted the essential role of pharmacists in effectively providing necessary medications to patients.

He also criticized the Ministry of Health and other health officials for failing to take adequate measures to address this issue.

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