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9.1 billion rupees to purchase medical drugs and surgical equipment

Dec 10, 2010 6:19:16 AM - itnnews.lk

The Government has estimated 9.177 billion rupees for the purchase of drugs and other surgical equipment required by the hospitals next year.

The distribution of drugs has been streamlined to carry out the hospital work without a shortage of drugs in hospitals next year. The Health Ministry said that 1200 items of drugs are to be purchased. 9700 items of surgical equipment and 3700 items for laboratories will be purchased. The drugs manufactured by the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation will be given special consideration.