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India's Tata Sons to gift 50 ambulances to Sri Lanka's Suwaseriya, ADB 45

India's Tata Sons (Pvt) Ltd will gift 50 ambulances, and ADB 45, to Suwaseriya paramedic ambulance service

July 11, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka drafts patient safety and well-being charter

Prepared by a panel of experts on the advice and guidance of the World Health Organization.

June 11, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka planning patient bill of rights: Minister

Medical and health staff sometimes do not listen to the patient. Ministry of Health received nearly 700 complaints

May 16, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to accept internationally recognised medical degrees

Will change medical ordinance to accept medical degrees awarded by internationally recognized unis

May 7, 2024 1 min read
Sri Lanka should regulate 'illegal prostitution' for safety: State Minister

Sri Lanka has seen sharp rise in number of AIDS-infected people in the last year

Transparency International files fundamental rights case over medical supplies procurement

Cabinet, health officials, companies involved in supply of Human-IG, Customs, Police, CIABOC, among 66 respondent

Sri Lanka Yukthiya operations leading addicts to seek Ayurveda high

A shortage of drugs due to Yukthiya crackdown has led some addicts to look for alternative medicines, minister says

April 12, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lankans reluctant to get tested for HIV: State minister

“When the social phobia is there for these diseases people won’t come and get their treatment,”

Apsara Rodrigo
April 5, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka plans state ayurvedic massage centres for tourists

"In collaboration with the Department of Ayurveda, we are establishing ‘Body Mantra’ massage centres across the coun...

April 5, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka Ayurveda hospital to offer paying wards, looking for PPP

“Sick people are willing to pay.”

Apsara Rodrigo
April 5, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka opens maternity hospital in Galle with Germany's help

Former Chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, contributed towards construction after witnessing tsunami devastation

March 27, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Catholic Church opposed to any reform in abortion law

Minister of Justice said that religious leaders were blocking attempts to legalise abortion in some instances

Apsara Rodrigo
March 27, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka liver care facility to offer better outcomes for patients

M H Omar Liver Care Facility, Ragama to boost Sri Lanka as premier destination for liver transplant surgeries in region

March 27, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka warned against 14-year age of consent plan amid lack of sex education: SLMA

A child of 14 years who consents for sex is mostly unaware of the potential repercussions of the sexual act

Apsara Rodrigo
March 25, 2024 4 min read

Sri Lanka gives free meals to primary schoolchildren to tackle malnutrition

Program seeks to address nutritional deficiencies among students, enhance attendance rates, instill healthy eating habit

March 25, 2024 2 min read

High emigration rate of Sri Lanka medical professionals: President

Wickremesinghe noted that approximately 30 to 40 out of every 100 doctors or nurses trained in the country opt to leave

March 23, 2024 2 min read
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Sri Lanka's sugar, milk powder consumption hurting people, economy: Minister

In South Asia region, we are one of the countries with the highest diabetic population, Minister Ramesh Pathirana said

March 14, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka doctors who left the country returning: report

Also the number of professionals leaving has reduced.

March 13, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka NSBM university to get medical faculty

The National School of Business Management in Homagama will be offering medical degree

March 12, 2024 1 min read

Japan, UNFPA gift Sri Lanka reproductive health mobile units

Health on Wheels clinics will provide marginalized communities critical maternal and reproductive healthcare services

March 4, 2024 1 min read

Japan gives Sri Lanka 40,000 tons of diesel for health services

A fuel management information system will track distribution under direct supervision of Japanese government

February 19, 2024 1 min read

Despite economic recovery, more Sri Lankan doctors want to leave for better pay, kids' future

Up to 3,000 doctors have registered for foreign qualifying examinations: Health Minister

January 22, 2024 2 min read

Nu Life Biotech to manufacture antibiotics in Sri Lanka

Nu Life Biotech started construction on Carbapenem injectables manufacturing facility at pharmaceutical production zone

Nethmi Rajawasam
January 18, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka ministers meet health unions over 35,000 rupee demand

Several health sector unions struck work demanding a 35,000 rupee allowance given to doctors.

January 17, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Asiri Hospitals to promote medical tourism with Port City venture

Asiri Port City Hospital medical team will have both local and international medical experts

January 5, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka urges parents to vaccinate children for measles after spreading

Though eradicated, measles has reemerged in Sri Lanka last year

January 2, 2024 2 min read
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