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By Gandhya Senanayake

A new policy which was scheduled to be implemented from February 1st which makes it obligatory for alcohol users to pay for any government medical services they receive, will be implemented soon after the necessary legal advice is taken from the Attorney General's Department Health Ministry Officials told Daily Mirror online

The circular has been sent to the Attorney General Department for legal advice, Health officials said

It was earlier reported that patients who are treated at state hospitals for injuries sustained as a result of drunken behavior or drunk driving will be charged a medical expense of Rs. 2,000 on the recommendation of the doctors from February 1st. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • manmohan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:11 PM

    AMMA GAHAI !

    Neomal Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:40 PM

    Is this the same rule for Parliamentarians too?

    C.K..Lankaputhra Wednesday, 02 February 2011 02:44 AM

    Please do not charge from patients who have consumed liquor produced by government owned distilleries and taverns for which permits issued by the government.

    Vikum Wednesday, 02 February 2011 03:05 AM

    Good move....get some money from such idiots and enhance the quality of the hospitals....this should have taken a decade ago though......

    sai Wednesday, 02 February 2011 03:16 AM

    Excellent news…
    Keep going such implementations…

    meranchi Wednesday, 02 February 2011 03:33 AM

    stop sale alcohol no no then start to distill jungle wodka

    lankaputha Wednesday, 02 February 2011 04:14 AM

    Who is controling that money?

    Rajitha Wednesday, 02 February 2011 05:35 AM

    this is extremely unfair. it is the alcohol consumers that pay the highest percentage of tax money to the government, which the government use to provide free health care to the rest of the population. yet those who contribute the most are to be denied the service. unfair.

    pradeeplla Wednesday, 02 February 2011 05:48 AM

    its good for develop our health.

    V Wednesday, 02 February 2011 07:20 AM

    Yeh agreed with you

    DL Wednesday, 02 February 2011 09:49 AM

    well well...who pays most of the taxes which maintain and build those hospitals? mostly it comes from alcohol...

    xlntgson Wednesday, 02 February 2011 09:50 AM

    Not for binge drinking!

    Cobra Wednesday, 02 February 2011 11:35 AM

    A good one CK- hope the nut who thought this up gets your point!

    Cobra Wednesday, 02 February 2011 11:38 AM

    Naturally it will be a 'go'!!!


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