The Director-General of Health Services (DGHS), Dr. Asela Gunawardena, said today that the batch of the much-disputed drug ‘Ceftriaxone’, has been withdrawn from the Kandy National Hospital and Peradeniya Teaching Hospital after two more cases of allergic reactions were reported.

A 21-year-old girl, Chamodi Sandeepani, who was admitted to the hospital with a complaint of stomachache, died last week after administering the drug.

According to Dr. Gunawardena, more than 10 batches of Ceftriaxone have been distributed to multiple hospitals across the island and are currently in use.

Chamadi had also shown signs of an allergic reaction after being administered the second vial of ceftriaxone, which contained a dose of 1mg. However, the hospital director said Sandeepani had not shown any signs of an allergic reaction after the first dose was administered.