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* Measures to keep pharmacies open during curfew
Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 10:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 24, Colombo: The Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine has instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to allow all pharmacies to be opened as needed during the period of curfew.

A large number of patients who are receiving medicines from hospital clinics and pharmacies daily have been inconvenienced by the curfew imposed in accordance with the government’s program implemented to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Considering the situation, the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine has formulated a special program to address the patients’ needs.

Accordingly, the accordingly, the Health Ministry has asked the IGP to consider the patient's diagnosis and the prescription as a permit during the curfew.

The Health Ministry has also requested the IGP to grant permission to employees of pharmacies and vehicles transporting drugs.

 

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