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Thursday October 6th, 2022

Sri Lanka President orders sanitary napkin taxes lifted

Duties imposed on sanitary napkin materials removed

October 2, 2022 1 min read

Nearly one in three Sri Lankans have high blood pressure, need treatment: study

Increased prevalence was associated with urban residence, socioeconomic status, obesity, and Muslim ethnicity

September 29, 2022 2 min read

China donates eight mobile labs for chronic kidney disease detection in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankans in rural areas are severely affected with CKD

September 27, 2022 2 min read

IFC, Hemas partner for digital health service in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is facing shortage of medical practitioners as many have opted to migrate amid economic crisis

September 24, 2022 2 min read
Anti-Rabies vaccines among China's RS.650 mln medicine donation to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is facing shortage of drug as it is unable to import amid forex shortage

Worsening period poverty in Sri Lanka threatens to keep female students home: MP

As of September, the price of a 15-napkin pack ranges from 350 to 800 rupees in the market

US non-profit donates medical supplies worth USD 773,000 to Sri Lanka

The health minister said 92 of 383 drugs are short in supply though Sri Lanka has 14 of the most vital drugs in stock

Neshella Perera
September 22, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's health minister justifies high taxes for women's sanitary pads

Sri Lanka has raised the tax on sanitary pads to discourage imports

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 22, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka health minister to present report on malnutrition to parliament

Rambukuwella said the malnutrition issue in the country is being turned into a political issue

Mahadiya Hamza
September 21, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to sponsor air tickets for children in need of overseas medical care

A doctor or specialist must issue a letter on the patient’s condition

Neshella Perera
September 19, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's NDCU, says dengue controls resumed after fuel received; unions rejects

The week ended on September 15 saw 1027 suspected dengue cases reported in 23 districts

Roshani Fernando
September 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka govt hospitals prioritising critical surgeries over routine procedures

“We have had to stop routine surgeries and focus on life saving surgeries because of shortages

Neshella Perera
September 16, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka launches new COVID-19 booster rollout with tourism season set to begin

Existing vaccination centres around the country will continue to operate all seven days of the week as usual

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 15, 2022 2 min read

Parkinson's detected earlier using Artificial Intelligence: report

Meanwhile the University of Manchester is testing a simple skin swab that can detect the disease in 03 minutes.

Dulya de Silva
September 9, 2022 2 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka faces increasing child malnutrition, looming protein deficit

The UNICEF expects the number of malnourished children to rise further

Mahadiya Hamza and Dulya de Silva
September 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition calls for parliament debate on grim UNICEF report

Sri Lanka is now ranked sixth in the world in child malnourishment and second in South Asia, he said.

August 29, 2022 3 min read
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WHO pledges medical aid worth 4.0mn dollars to crisis-hit Sri Lanka

WHO is in the process of procuring medical supplies in collaboration with WHO’s Regional and Country Offices.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka receives medical aid worth one million dollars from Turkiye

The second batch is expected to reach Sri Lankan waters mid-September.

Neshella Perera
August 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's ayurvedic hospital staff protest medicine shortages, corruption

“If we are allocated 600 million, we end up seeing only 100 million. This is the economic policy of this country.”

Dulya de Silva
August 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka records 10 new COVID-19 deaths in 48 hours as case numbers rise

In August alone 2,924 new cases were recorded in Sri Lanka, with 84 deaths attributed to the disease.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 19, 2022 2 min read

Japan grants medical equipment worth 500-mn yen to Sri Lanka govt hospital

The grant was given in response to a request by Sri Lanka’s government.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 18, 2022 2 min read

WHO seeking public assistance in renaming monkeypox to combat stigma

WHO is holding “open consultation for a new disease name for monkeypox. Anyone wishing to propose new names can do so....

Neshella Perera
August 15, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka extends expiry date of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine by 3 months on WHO advice

Sri Lanka has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases and deaths since early this month

July 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka yet to make face masks mandatory despite spike in Covid-19 deaths, cases

Covid-19 confirmed cases and deaths are on the rise since early this month, official data show

Dulya de Silva
July 26, 2022 1 min read

WHO declares Monkeypox as public health emergency

Cases have increased to 16,000 cases from 3040 cases a month ago and cases have been reported from 75 countries

July 23, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka sees rise in Covid deaths; 12 so far in July

Covid on the rise after Sri Lanka removed mandatory face mask amid heavily crown in public transport

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 21, 2022 2 min read
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