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Sri Lanka hospitals issue SOS as vital drugs, equipment run out

Doctors warn deaths could exceed COVID and other disasters combined

Sri Lankan government health workers protest over the lack of critical supplies near the national hospital in Colombo on April 6.   © AP

COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka is facing a fresh crisis amid its unfolding economic disaster, with hospitals sounding the alarm over critical shortages of life-saving drugs and equipment due to rapidly dwindling foreign currency reserves.

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