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Pakistan CCL donates essential medicine to Sri Lanka

Health Minister Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella, CCL Pharmaceuticals and Health Ministry officials were present on the occasion, where the medicine was delivered to Sri Lanka symbolically.
Health Minister Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella, CCL Pharmaceuticals and Health Ministry officials were present on the occasion, where the medicine was delivered to Sri Lanka symbolically.

The CCL Pharmaceuticals Pakistan provided the Health Ministry a lifesaving medicine for Kidney transplant patients to prevent organ failure. It was facilitated by the High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The gesture will support the Government in providing a critical drug for kidney patients. This aid comes under CCL’s Hand in Hand United Nations Sustainability goal of enabling health and well-being for all, vision 2030.

Syed Umair Maroof (Business Head – CCL) along with Major General (Retd) Umar Farooq Burki HI, High Commissioner of Pakistan Sri Lanka Asmma Kamal, Trade and Investment Attaché at the High Commission of Pakistan and CCL Sri Lanka Team Viraj Manatunga - Chief Strategy Officer of CIC Holding handed over CCL’s Tacgraf medicine to Health Minister Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella along with Ministry Secretary Rasitha Wijewantha, Chairman National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) and CEO of NMRA. The event took place at the Ministry in Colombo.

“The CCL is extremely pleased in supporting the Health Ministry, Sri Lanka for the medical needs of the country and ensuring health and happiness through our Hand in Hand UN SDG promise towards health and well-being for all,” CCL Business Head Syed Umair Maroof said.

Major General (Retd) Umar Farooq Burki High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka said that the government and private sector of Pakistan will continue to do whatever possible in their capacity to support Sri Lankan brothers and sisters, especially during these challenging times. We highly appreciate the CCL Pharmaceuticals in positively responding to our call for assistance and for providing lifesaving drugs to the people of Sri Lanka during these uncertain times. We are all together in this and we will create a positive impact collectively.”

“The Health Ministry warmly welcomes the support from the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo, Sri Lanka and the CCL Pharmaceuticals Pakistan in providing such a critical drug for the people. This will go a long way in treating people with kidney failures,” Minister Dr. Keheliya said. He also added: “We certainly cannot afford to let our guard down due to this economic situation, so it is reassuring to know that this support from the CCL means we have medicine of the highest quality for providing critical healthcare to the people.”

Tacgraf is an immunosuppressant, which is critical for more than 400 patients, which makes up to 15- 20 per cent of the kidney transplant patients in Sri Lanka.


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