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Free Health Care Out For Smokers And Alcoholics

Jan 1, 2011 7:38:44 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Health Ministry initiative to charge patients receiving treatment for ailments related to the consumption of alcohol and smoking is to commence from today (1).

The Health Ministry states that in the event a doctor concludes that a patient’s illness had been caused due to either smoking or consuming alcohol, he would be charged for the medication.
Ministry statistics have revealed that almost 90 percent of the non contagious diseases being treated at state hospitals is due to consuming liquor, smoking or drugs abuse.