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Wednesday September 27th, 2023

Sri Lanka recalls retired doctors for service after crisis-led exodus

Thousands of doctors have left Sri Lanka after economic crisis

September 14, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s Rambukwella after NCM defeat says health sector has improved despite crisis

Health Minister rejects crisis in the sector, says UNICEF report wrong

September 11, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka's GMOA criticises plans to establish three private medical colleges

"Even now, our medical faculties are run amidst great difficulty,” he said.

September 11, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka Health Minister survives confidence vote after raft of deaths

Opposition brought the no confidence vote after a raft of deaths suspected over lower quality drugs

September 8, 2023 1 min read
President wants compensation from countries that recruit Sri Lankan doctors

“I think together with the foreign ministry, you should make this case and we should press it at different fora."

Sri Lanka health sector workers want gag order revoked, threaten union action

“This time, our trade union action will be done together with the patients,” he said.

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce concerned about Sri Lanka's healthcare situation

“We recommend that swift action be taken to ensure and enhance the public procurement of medicines."

July 18, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to open 10 paying wards by end-2023 - minister

Sri Lanka’s unprecedented economic crisis has forced it cut costs across all the sectors including health

July 3, 2023 2 min read

Arrears keep pharma firms out of tenders

We are not geared to participate because of the uncertainty on how fast we will get the money.

Nethmi Rajawasam
June 26, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka salt intake double WHO recommended level: study

The measured median and mean salt intake for adults aged 25–64 years was 11.4 and 13.3 grammes per day.

Neshella Perera
June 24, 2023 4 min read

US Helpline Lanka donates medical supplies worth US$ 39.6 million to Sri Lanka

The stock of medicine was handed over to the Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella on June 20,2023

June 21, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka doctors battle to contain mortality in dengue outbreak

Sri Lanka is maintaining a death rate of 0.06 percent which is lower than the WHO's recommended 0.1 percent

June 12, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka state hospitals hit by doctor shortage after currency crisis

Trying to fill shortage with doctors returning from foreign training

June 12, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka getting imported drugs but facing clearing delay

"Currently, we have almost all of our essential drugs and 136 consignments of drugs are currently pending approval."

June 5, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka drug prices cut 16-pct from June 15: Minister

"This was decided after extensive discussions with the relevant authorities."

June 5, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka COVID-19 committee was "misled" on groundwater contamination: minister

"She put her foot down and she even said she will resign if this is not adhered to."

Himal Kotelawala
April 28, 2023 5 min read
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Sri Lanka milk output under threat from lumpy skin disease outbreak

"A cow that gives 30 to 40 litres of daily, the milk can fall by 50 percent due this disease." 

Roshani Fernando
April 26, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka chamber supports 105 paramedic ambulances with Rs525mn

The service called for donors to 'adopt' an ambulance.

April 19, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's apex court suspends Indian drug purchase under credit line amid safety concerns 

Sri Lanka health ministry's decision to import drugs from unregistered Indian companies challenged

April 7, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka likely to see further beef price hike over lump disease in North

The disease is also slightly spreading to other provinces in Sri Lanka

Roshani Fernando
March 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka looking at state hospitals for private medical students' clinical training

The expert committtee tasked with picking state-run hospitals that can function as teaching hospitals for students.

March 14, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka must emulate New Zealand, Scotland in combating period poverty: Sajith

‘Period poverty’ refers to difficulties faced by low-income women and girls in accessing menstrual products.

March 8, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka health technicians on sick note campaign

"We expect more than 100,000 workers to join with us."

March 7, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to expand cancer hospital after funds improve

There is a delay in some projects due to foreign exchange shortages, he said.

March 5, 2023 2 min read

Nearly one in four Sri Lankans have diabetes, Asia's highest rate of the disease

The study results were published this week in the London-based British Medical Journal Open Diabetes Research and Care.

February 21, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka's economic crisis forces hospitals to delay "elective surgeries"

Sri Lanka hospitals are struggling with essential drug shortage since the start of economic crisis

Melkishiya Andrew
February 15, 2023 2 min read
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