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The Health Ministry had instructed the police department to take actions to remain all pharmacies open during the police curfew considering it as an essential service. The Ministry also instructed the police to consider the patients’ prescription as a curfew pass for the person to visit the pharmacies. This decision was taken considering those who use to take their medicines from pharmacies on regular basis and not to make them inconvenient. The Ministry further advised the police to grant permission for the vehicles to transport medicine and the employees who work at pharmacies to engage in their duties. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Kantha Amaratunge Tuesday, 24 March 2020 09:15 PM

    Very good decision, this will also avoid people queuing and possible spreading of virus

    Umagiliya Tuesday, 24 March 2020 10:10 PM

    How can it be a god decision if their shelves would be empty because the supply chain elsewhere is broken, for example in customs clearance at the port for dealing with freight on medical shipments?

    Lawry Tuesday, 24 March 2020 10:13 PM

    What about non prescription drugs that are normal requirements. Meds for Cholesterol, Antacids, laxatives, pain killers etc are bought with no prescription. Cannot go to a doctor too.

    Prem Nalin Wednesday, 25 March 2020 07:18 AM

    Yes, Very intelligent decision.

    QUESTION MORE Wednesday, 25 March 2020 08:17 AM

    OK - now to come to the most impotant (sorry for the wrong spelling !) action - HOW DO WE GET TO THE PHARMACY TO GET OUR MEDICINE DURING CURFEW HOURS ?


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