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MOUs to commence 23 drug manufacturing companies here

Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne signed 23 Memorendum of Understanding (MoUs) to commence 23 drug manufacturing factories in Sri Lanka. “The MoU signing ceremony took place in Colombo recently,” health ministry sources said.

According to the sources, it is expected to manufacture 80 percent of the country’s drug requirements by 2020. The MoUs were handed over to the relevant drug manufacturers after the signing.

Health Minister Senartatne said drug manufacturing was an industry but it was also a service for the country.

He promised to intervene to settle the issues of drug manufacturers if required in future.

“Health Ministry officials and institutions come under the purview of the Health Ministry participated in the event,”the sources said.