Govt cancels Rs 1.5m limit on treatment allocation for cancer patients

Govt cancels Rs 1.5m limit on treatment allocation for cancer patients

June 23, 2016   04:41 pm

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Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr Rajitha Senaratne has directed officials to remove the current limit of Rs 1.5 million on allocations for a cancer patient and to make it ‘limitless’.

The Medical Supplies Division (MSD) of Ministry of Health had allocated only Rs 1.5 million per year for a single cancer patient up to now for drugs which are extremely costly 

The budget for year 2016 have allocated Rs.2015 billions for the health sector and Rs.3070 millions out of that have been allocated for the treatment services of cancer patients.

 

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