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Wednesday October 5th, 2022

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

September 23, 2022 1 min read

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

September 22, 2022 3 min read

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

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

September 22, 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

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

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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Slight increase in COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka; WHO report indicates 22 pct hike

The newly emerged variant has been classified as the “worst version of the virus we’ve seen."

Neshella Perera
July 18, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka government suspends fuel for health workers ahead of protest to oust President, PM

Many people have called all the citizens to join the Saturday protest in Colombo

July 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka public health officials launch two-day protest over fuel shortage

“We were promised fuel last Friday, but we didn’t get it. At this point. we don’t even have fuel to report to work...

June 29, 2022 2 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka's priority is making drugs available than affordable - Health Minister

Minister strongly denies claims of acute drug shortage.

June 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka lifts mask wearing mandatory rule as Covid-19 pandemic eases 

Sri Lanka had to close down the country many times to prevent Covid-19 spreading

June 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka President's unused Covid fund to be used for medicines

Only a fraction of ITUKAMA fund has been used so far.

June 3, 2022 1 min read

Bangladesh donates 2.2 mn US dollars' worth of drugs to Sri Lanka

Earlier two consignments of medicine were donated by India and France.

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 1, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka drug suppliers say hit by arrears, regulatory morass, forex shortages

Sri Lanka's pharmaceuticals suppliers are hit by payment delays and are also facing regulatory delays

May 28, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka gifted medicines by France after soft-peg collapse

France has gifted Sri Lanka anesthetics and respiratory medications worth 300,000 Euros

May 28, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka dengue cases double in first 19 weeks; shortage of chemicals weighs

"We are unable to support the dengue prevention programs that are being implemented by the authorities"

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 20, 2022 2 min read