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Charges for stents, cataract lenses banned at Govt. Hospitals

2017-01-12 12:47:20
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Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today it was prohibited to charge for cataract lenses and stents for heart ailments from patients who visit government hospitals for treatments.

He said disciplinary action would be taken against doctors who violate these directives.


  Comments - 5

  • RDF Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:16

    Thats fine. But previous experience shows this as rhetoric, political promises. What can one do when the supply does not match the demand. Patient will be forced to buy.

    Reply : 2       17

    Dr.Thomas Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:51

    No action can be taken against the almighty GMOA. via DM Android App

    Reply : 11       5

    Praba Thursday, 12 January 2017 18:44

    What about cancer drugs still not being registered in England or USA being forced upon our patients by politicians.

    Reply : 0       11

    TONY Thursday, 12 January 2017 19:48

    THE PATIENTS WILL HAVE TO BRING THE LENSES, DRUGS FOR CANCER TREATMENT AND OTHER EXPENSIVE ITEMS AS THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN GOVT HOSPITALS

    Reply : 0       9

    ceylon Thursday, 12 January 2017 21:41

    if not free healthdont use the name free health from government. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       1

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