Gazette issued with Maximum Retail Price on drugs and medical devices
Posted in Local News
Extraordinary Gazette Notification has been issued imposing a Maximum Retail Price on 60 medicinal drugs and several other medical devices.
The Gazette will be effective as of yesterday, the 20th of August. The Gazette includes tablets, injections drug eluting stents and blood glucose monitoring systems.
Anyone read this gazette?
This must be brainchild of the Trade Minister who claims a PhD.
Issuing ‘Gazette Notifications’ (GN) alone not sufficient, but it is the implementation that matters to the public. Minister Bandula is also issuing lots of GNs to control the rice prices , but people only know what happens in the open xmarket ? Fmr Health Min Rajitha of course brought down prices of many drugs that were prepared based on Prof. Senaka Bibile’s formula ! With his departure, what happened to those drugs ? Not a single private pharmacy has these drugs these days. Like Bandula’s CWE for rice, we have to hire a vehicle and go to OSUSALA to buy these drugs. Relevant govt officials to take note of the implementation part of the issued GNs.