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No blood tests from private sector from January 1 – Health Minister

blood testHealth Minster Rajitha has restricted patients who are admitted to government hospitals testing their blood from the Private sector.

Minister said that the government has given blood testing machines to all the hospitals, where the laboratory facilities are available by 31st December.

Hereafter all the blood tests should be carried out only by the hospitals and the Health Ministry will inspect it. If any case is reported, disciplinary action will be taken against the Director of the relevant Hospital. Minister also has instructed the Health Secretary Anura Jayawickreme to issue a circular to all the Directors of hospitals where the laboratory facilities are available.

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