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Tuesday March 28th, 2023

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

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.

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.

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

Sri Lanka Health Ministry takes U-turn on Pfizer vaccine expiry date 

Around 6 million Pfizer vaccines remain as most Sri Lankans showed reluctance to have booster doses

February 9, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka hopes to ease medicine shortages as more supplies come in

And we have placed orders for 862 pharmaceuticals and 1,596 surgical items

February 6, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka records over 6,000 dengue cases in first three weeks of January

Of all reported cases, 46.3 percent were from the Western Province

January 31, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to transfer 1-pct of 2023 current spending of all ministries to health

The Health Minister said he needs an additional 10 billion rupees to purchase medicine in 2023

January 17, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka starts new COVID variant sequencing test, to intensify existing tests  

Over 10,000 have died in the last week of December due to COVID - WHO

Chanka Jayasinghe
January 12, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka evaluates "future steps" on $40 mln worth expired Pfizer vaccines-official

Around 6 million Pfizer vaccines have expired on Dec. 31

Chanka Jayasinghe
January 12, 2023 2 min read

Massive COVID-19 surge in China; Sri Lanka expert calls for strengthened surveillance

"There is always a possibility of a different variant emerging. This is why we need to strengthen our surveillance."

Himal Kotelawala
December 21, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka in search of expert advice to dispose $40 million worth Pfizer vaccine 

Sri Lanka tried to donate 6 mln Pfizer doses to Myanmar, but failed

Neshella Perera
December 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka increases medical offical retirement age from 60 to 63-years - Gazette

The country was already seeing a brain drain after the retirment age was reduced from 65 to 63

Neshella Perera
December 15, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka receives over 300 medical items through Indian credit line: officials

Orders will be placed for 674 medicine items and 17,88 surgical equipment, Liyanage said.

Melkishiya Andrew
December 10, 2022 2 min read

Air quality drop forces Sri Lanka to close schools; public warned

People are requested to wear face mask to prevent breathing air with lower quality

Chanka Jayasinghe
December 8, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka can't blacklist doctors going abroad as minister claims - Health DG 

Health Minister this week threatened doctors who go abroad without informing ministry to be blcklisted

Mahadiya Hamza and Chanka Jayasinghe
December 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister claims entire cabinet opposed COVID-19 cremations, blames media

"Let's not blame everything on politicians," he added.

November 30, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka aims foster parents system for 40,000 children to face malnutrition

The number of malnourished children is on the rise due to Sri Lanka's economic crisis.

November 28, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka confirms second monkeypox case; no plans yet to acquire vaccine

However, if the need arose for a vaccine, the authorities will take measures to import it, an official said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 9, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka health ministry says monkeypox can be contained, no lockdown needed

"There is no need to shut down the airports and shopping centers in fear."

Neshella Perera
November 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's first recorded case of monkeypox undergoing treatment, condition stable

"We are unable to provide any personal details of the patient at the moment."

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka detects first Monkeypox patient amid rise in STD

Sri Lanka has seen a rise in STD patients

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 4, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka facing shortage of 150 essential drugs; govt looking to boost local production

The health ministry has informed state hospitals to prioritise emergency cases.

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 25, 2022 3 min read
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