‘People are going to die’: crisis-hit Sri Lanka runs out of medicine
Sri Lanka: Chandrapala Weerasuriya can’t remember when he last took his medication. The 67-year-old retired businessman, living in Sri Lanka’s Gampaha district, has always relied on a drug to keep at bay his hereditary nervous condition, which makes him dizzy and unable to walk.
But since his prescription recently ran out, he cannot get another supply. The drug is simply not available in Sri Lanka any more.
“I am afraid that I might become paralysed because there is no one to care for us,” he said fretfully. “My wife and I do everything alone. We split the household chores and manage it between ourselves. My wife has a knee problem and she can barely walk.” Read the full story at Guardian.