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Table 1 District wise distribution of pharmacies and number of prescriptions collected

From: WHO/INRUD Core drug use indicators and commonly prescribed medicines: a National Survey from Sri Lanka

District Number of prescriptions Total % from total planned
Privately owned State owned (‘Rajya Osusala’ – SPC) SPC Franchisee
1. Ampara 30 30 NA 60 100
2. Anuradhapura 30 30 29 89 98.9
3. Badulla 30 30 29 89 98.9
4. Batticaloa 60 NA NA 60 100
5. Colombo 55 60 57 172 95.6
6. Galle 60 60 58 178 98.9
7. Gampaha 60 59 57 176 97.8
8. Hambantota 29 25 28 82 91.1
9. Jaffna 30 30 25 85 94.4
10. Kalutara 59 58 56 173 96.1
11. Kandy 60 30 57 147 98.0
12. Kegalle 30 NA 28 58 96.7
13. Kilinochchi 58 NA NA 58 96.7
14. Kurunegala 55 29 57 141  
15. Mannar 60 0 0 60 100
16. Mullaitivu
17. Matale 30 NA 28 58 96.7
18. Matara 30 30 29 89 98.9
19. Monaragala 30 NA 28 58 96.7
20. Nuwara Eliya 57 NA NA 57 95.0
21. Polonnaruwa 30 30 29 89 98.9
22. Puttalam 30 NA 29 59 98.3
23. Ratnapura 57 58 59 174 96.7
24. Trincomalee 30 NA 28 58 96.7
25. Vavuniya 58 NA NA 58 96.7
Total 1058 559 711 2328 97.0
  1. NA Not available, SPC State Pharmaceuticals Corporation