A five member committee, under the chairmanship of the Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe, was appointed to oversee a new system for regular purchase and supply of medicines and stents necessary for islandwide heart catheterisation units.

Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne appointed the committee at a discussion held with the Sri Lanka Heart Association. He emphasised the need to take full advantage of the medical equipment at the cardiology unit of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka.

The committee is expected to submit its report in the forthcoming weeks.