FREE ‘STENTS’ FOR HEART PATIENTS

Published : 8:04 am  July 4, 2016 | No comments so far |  |  (376) reads | 

w4rwerwer

Minister of Health, Dr. Rajitha Senarathna has instructed the Secretary to provide free of charge to patients the device ‘Stents’ that relieves the heart patients of the obstructions in the artery that carries blood .

Instructions were given to the Secretary Health Ministry Anura Jayawickrema and Health Service Director Dr. Palitha Maheepala to provide free of charge to patients the device ‘Stents’ that relieve the heart patients of the obstructions in the artery that carries blood and nutrients to the heart. Under the existing practice patients receiving treatments in heart disease units of government hospitals have to buy this device from the private pharmacies. In a recent discussion the Minister held with the heart specialists took this decision and directed to issue ‘Stents’ for the surgeries on heart patients free of charge with immediate effect.