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* Prices of stents for cardiac patients reduced from today
Sat, Aug 5, 2017, 07:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 05, Colombo: The government has reduced the prices of stents for heart patients form midnight Friday (August 04), Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.

Health Minister made this announcement today addressing a ceremony to lay the foundation stone for a three-storied building at the Vidyaravindra Pirivena in Gampaha.

Accordingly, the price of a bare-metal stent currently selling for Rs. 75,000 has been reduced to Rs. 24,000 from today. The price of a drug-eluting stent has been reduced from Rs. 350,000 to Rs. 100,000.

This prices have been regulated in accordance with the National Drugs Regulatory Authority Act No. 05 of 2015.

The Minister said that the heart patients have incurred many problems due to the higher prices of stents and the Health Ministry paying attention to the patients' difficulties advised the Chairman of the National Drug Regulatory Authority Prof. Asitha de Silva to take steps to reduce the price of stents.

Accordingly, the price regulation will be carried out from today and the National Drug Regulatory Authority will inquire whether the stents are sold in the market at the reduced prices.

The Health Minister had previously taken measures to provide stents free of charge for cardiac patients seeking treatment from state hospitals.

Minister Senaratne said that the prices of drugs and equipment which are currently sold at very high prices will be further reduced and the patients will be provided with quality health services.

The Health Minister further said that the companies selling stents in the market as well as the private hospitals using stents on heart patients are required to follow the price regulations.

 


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