A gazette will be issued to bring down the prices of 25 medicines and medical equipment

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Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne says a gazette will be issued within the next two weeks to bring down the prices of 25 medicines and medical equipment. He says a price reduction of medicines will save around two billion rupees for the state. The Minister has told a meeting of the council on non-communicable diseases that more than seven billion rupees was required annually to import medicines. He added that the state bought 95 per cent of the medicines needed for the treatment of cancer

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