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Pricesof another 27 essential drugs to be reduced soon

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By ITN News Editor February 8, 2019 19:09

Pricesof another 27 essential drugs to be reduced soon

Minister Rajitha Senaratne has said that the prices of another 27 essential drugs will be reduced soon.

The Health Minister said that the Government has achieved a massive profit due to the manufacture of drugs following the acquisition of drugs at a reasonable rate. Also the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation under the Government policy took to the manufacture of drugs in Sri Lanka. A number of factories had already been opened in the island. The reasonability of the manufacturing price is mainly maintained because the Government had entered the production process. This was the main requirement. Finally decisions are being taken for the welfare of the public. The Minister said that initially they provided 48 varieties of drugs in this manner and thereafter it was increased to cover 25. Before long 27 drugs will be brought under control.

Accordingly, the Minister said that the number of price-regulated essential drugs will amount to 100.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne inspected the new warehouse complex of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation that is under construction. Thereafter addressing the staff members, the Minister said that he appreciated the work done by the establishment. A group of workers including Chairman of the Corporation Sayura Samarasinghe and General Manager Sujeewa Jayasundera was present on the occasion.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 8, 2019 19:09