Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Health Authorities Will Never Implement The National Drug Policy-Health Trade unions

The Health Authorities here will never implement the much talked about National Drug Policy at all due to the influence of multi national drug companies the Health Trade Union Leaders have stressed.The Drug Policy which the health ministers in the recent past have been pledged that they will implement it soon since 1991 has now become a white elephant according to the Health Trade Union Leaders.

The original National Drug Policy which is based on Professor Senaka Bibile's national drug policy was approved by the cabinet in the year 2005 but it has changed later by some health officials  which was highly criticized by many professionals in the country.Due to the heavy criticisms made against the changed drug policy Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena  has instructed the health ministry officials last June to amend it  and submitted to the Parliamentary Select Committee for the approval.

However since three and half months have elapsed  since the minister's direction the whereabouts on drug policy has gone with the wind the Health Trade Union Leaders have said.

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