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Sunday February 25th, 2024

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

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

Sri Lanka urges parents to vaccinate children for measles after spreading

Though eradicated, measles has reemerged in Sri Lanka last year

Sri Lanka watchful for Covid JN.1 variant, screening of Indians not necessary – Health Minister

India leads tourists numbers in Sri Lanka's peak season

January 2, 2024 2 min read

Bangladesh donates stock of 24 medicines worth USD1mn to Sri Lanka

Stock of 24 essential drugs sufficient for 3 months of Sri Lanka’s requirements

Nethmi Rajawasam
December 22, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's free ambulance service to offer pre-hospital care with Microsoft, Wavenet support

Suwa Seriya ambulance service to offer more advanced pre-hospital care from Tuesday, Universal Health Coverage Day

Apsara Rodrigo
December 13, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to buy Enoxaparin injections from Gulf Pharma, Slim Pharmaceuticals

Procurement for 1.4 million syringes used in the treatment of heart patients.

Nethmi Rajawasam
December 6, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka included in ADB study aimed at reducing heat impact on women

The program aligns with the bank’s ambition to provide $100 billion in climate financing

December 6, 2023 2 min read

Gov minister highlights abortion rights, sex-ed for children, and Sri Lanka men killing their women

Police, judiciary and legislators have failed Sri Lanka's women and children

December 4, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka health sector to receive WHO assistance

Health sector is to receive financial and technical support from the World Health Organization

Nethmi Rajawasam
December 4, 2023 1 min read

Thriposha supplements to resume after Sri Lanka allows higher aflatoxin presence

Thriposha supplement from next week, after amending permissible levels of aflatoxins in its ingredients

Apsara Rodrigo
December 1, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka promotes HIV swab test, app to increase detection

Compared to 2021, there was a 48 percent increase in the number of people living with HIV in this country in 2022.

December 1, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to enable addicts to seek treatment through hospitals, police

Laws being amended so addicts can refer themselves for rehabilitation through police, hospitals

November 29, 2023 1 min read
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100 Sri Lanka hospitals on verge of closure due to doctor shortage

About 100 rural hospitals are on the verge of closing down due to the lack of doctors,

Nethmi Rajawasam
November 28, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka allocates 5.6 bn rupees for health sector: Minister

5.6 billion rupees was allocated from the Treasury for the supply of medicines

October 28, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's health minister replaced weeks after no-confidence motion

Rambukwella, meanwhile, has been given the Environment portfolio.

October 23, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's health care digitisation reduces operational costs: government

This availability of data helps the hospital provide treatment easily when the patient returns to the hospital.

October 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to accept medical degrees from internationally recognized universities

Steps to enact necessary legal provisions so that medical degrees by foreign universities can be accepted in Sri Lanka.

October 10, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka lacks adequate breast cancer screening: Healthcare expert

For breast cancer, we are not doing screening at a population level in our country

Apsara Rodrigo
October 9, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka state hospitals see 40-pct rise in patients after currency collapse

To take on a 40 percent increase, government hospital expenditure should exceed 200 billion rupees, an official claims.

Nethmi Rajawasam
October 5, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to stop emergency procurement of drugs

Sri Lanka stops emergency procurement of drugs, Bangladesh to help with medicine shortage: Minister

Apsara Rodrigo
October 2, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka doctors leave for children’s education, not for higher tax – MP

Sri Lanka has witnessed over 1,000 doctors and consultants migrating after the unprecedented economic crisis

September 27, 2023 2 min read

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
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