Minister Maithripala Senanayake has said that hospitals will display prices of medicinal drugs from next January. The Minister pointed out that that he had already planned to further strengthen the Free Health Service.
The Minister was addressing the Provincial Health Ministers. It was organized at the National Blood Donation Centre in Narahenpita. Deputy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Parliamentarian Sudarshani Fernandopulle, all Provincial Health Ministers and Health Secretaries, Provincial Health Directors and Senior officials were among those who were present at this conference. Special attention was drawn to the dearth of doctors, nurses and other health staff of Provincial Hospitals, the shortage of drugs and the strategy of procuring drugs. Discussions also centred at length on the control of diseases such as dengue.