Steps are being taken to revolutionise the drug policy: Health Minister

Steps are being taken to revolutionise the drug policy: Health Minister

Steps are being taken to revolutionise the drug policy: Health Minister

Written by Tharushan Fernando

26 Nov, 2015 | 10:04 pm

An event was held at the BMICH in Colombo on Wednesday to award appointment letters to new doctors. 1218 doctors were awarded internship letters and were enrolled to the health service.

Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne speaking on the occasion said:

Now our main challenge is noncommunicable diseases and you must understand that 65% of patients who die in hospitals are due to noncommunicable diseases.

He further stated that a country, a small island like Sri Lanka, to face this agony is not that easy and according to Dr. Ambepitiya, it is like a mafia. And you know in the world, the number one mafia is the arms, and second is the pharmaceuticals. So, that is why we are very happy that we introduced the drug regulatory policy in this country.

He further stated:

For the first time, this year, with this good governance government,  with that drug policy we are going to actually do a lot of things and revolutionise the drug policy in this country.

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