Healthcare crisis in Sri Lanka
Thanuja is one of thousands of kidney patients in Sri Lanka who are struggling to continue their medical treatment because of a shortage of drugs and equipment in hospitals.
Sri Lanka relies on imports for 80 percent of its medical supplies and 85 percent of its drugs.
The ongoing economic crisis and depleting foreign reserves have worsened the shortage of medicines and medical equipment in state hospitals. There has also been a surge in the price of medicines.
Reporter / Camera: Roshan Gunasekare
Translations: Shwetha Srikanthan
Edit / Producer: Sana Amir