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The health authorities will monitor the concessions given to eye lenses .

 

The prices of 38 varieties of eye lenses have been regulated and as a result the prices have been reduced in large scales, offering a huge relief to the people. The price of the entire package of eye lens has been reduced. Accordingly, it is expected that the prices of eye surgeries too will go down. The sleuths of the national drug regulatory authority will monitor the new price level.
The full price reduction list is available in a Gazette Notification and would be published through media for the benefit of the public. The prices were regulated with the participation of all stake holders.
According to Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, arrangements would be made to regulate the prices of the rest of the drugs, medical devices, private hospitals, all laboratory tests in the private sector, etc for the benefit of the people. Health is not only a profit making business, it is a service. Various problems had occurred when the decades long procedure changed. It is unavoidable. But the people were benefited. Minister Dr. Senaratne pointed out that various internal and external pressures were put on him when he reduced the prices of 48 drugs and it was same when the prices of eye lenses were reduced.

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