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Sri Lanka Probes Shipments Of Outdated Platelets To Hospitals

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

The Health Ministry of Sri Lanka has ordered an investigation to determine how outdated kits of blood platelets were shipped to key hospitals in the country. The probe was prompted by the discovery of 30 of the outdated kits at the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital. The head of the hospital said it was not possible that outdated platelets were used in the hospital's blood transfusions. But the head of the Health Ministry assigned high-ranking officials of the country's Blood Transfusion Centre to find the responsible parties. (Click here for more




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