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Drugs demand up by 30 percent

Apr 27, 2011 11:02:30 AM - itnnews.lk

The demand for medicinal drugs in Hospitals has surged by 30 percent with the Out Patients Departments of Hospitals being kept open until 8.00 p.m.

The Health Ministry took the initiative of keeping the OPD’s of Hospitals open until 8.00 p.m. following a special request being made by the President. Accordingly the Ministry said that the demand for drugs surged by 30 percent. A streamlined programme has been mooted to supply the required drugs. The Ministry said that the Government has made an allocation of 14 billion rupees in this respect. As such, the Ministry is confident that the hospitals could meet the demand for medicinal drugs sans a dearth.