Prices of 47 essential drugs to decrease

Prices of 47 essential drugs to decrease

Prices of 47 essential drugs to decrease

Written by Tharushan Fernando

23 Sep, 2016 | 9:45 pm

The government has reached a decision to reduce the prices of forty seven (47) essential pharmaceutical drugs.

Minister of Health, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne made the announcement at the Professor Senaka Bibile Commemoration held at the Foundation Institute

Minister of Health pointed out that Professor Senaka Bibile introduced a list containing these essential drugs, and that list was amended in 2013 to meet the present situation and there were no major changes.

He added that the 47 most essential medicinal drugs used to cure diabetes, heart conditions, as well the painkillers will see a price reduction similar to what was done in India.

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