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Price regulation on equipment for diabetic patients

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne will regulate the prices of equipment that diabetic patients use, Health Ministry spokesman said.

According to the spokesman, the prices of the machines to measure blood sugar and the strips for them will be regulated soon.

The machines are now available at various prices in the market starting from Rs. 2,500 and the price of a packet of 50 strips differ from brand to brand. The lowest price of a packet of 50 strips is Rs. 1,500, he said.

Minister Senaratne is to regulate prices of 53 services available at private hospitals.