Pharmaceutical prices to be decreased from midnight Friday

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 19:41

Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senarathna says that the gazette issued decreasing the prices of 48 varieties of drugs will be effective from Friday midnight.

Addressing a media conference held in Colombo today, Minister Senarathna said the 48 drug varieties will come under the price control.

Expressing his views the Minister noted that by taking Professor Senaka Bibile’s words into consideration, measures were taken to identify the most essential drugs and provide them at reasonable rates for the people.

 He also added that these drugs are for illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart ailments, epilepsy, wheeze, arthritis and mental