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Wednesday October 5th, 2022

Sri Lanka health minister to present report on malnutrition to parliament

Rambukuwella said the malnutrition issue in the country is being turned into a political issue

September 21, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to sponsor air tickets for children in need of overseas medical care

A doctor or specialist must issue a letter on the patient’s condition

September 19, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's NDCU, says dengue controls resumed after fuel received; unions rejects

The week ended on September 15 saw 1027 suspected dengue cases reported in 23 districts

September 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka govt hospitals prioritising critical surgeries over routine procedures

“We have had to stop routine surgeries and focus on life saving surgeries because of shortages

September 16, 2022 2 min read
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

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

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
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Sri Lanka's State Pharmaceutical Corp faces blacklisting - PM

Sri Lanka facing two key drug shortage which are needed for heart patients and anti-rabies vaccine

May 17, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to pay local pharma suppliers at current dollar rate: Minister

Pharma companies who paid in dollars were badly hit after the rupee depreciation

May 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to roll out fourth COVID-19 jab from May 09

It will be mandatory for people over 60 years of age and will be optional for people between 20 to 60 years.

May 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka runs out of anti-dengue chemicals - health ministry

Data show dengue patients on the rise amid health authorities struggle to control dengue mosquito

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 2, 2022 2 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka raises drug prices by 40-pct amid shortage

Already doctors individually and collectively have appealed from donors and Sri Lankan expatriates to send drugs

April 30, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka hikes controlled prices of 61 drugs amid shortages and rupee fall

Wijewantha refused to divulge the recommended rate of increase.

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 25, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka reinforces COVID-19 mask mandate in view of growing public protests

The directive will be effective midnight Thursday, he said.

April 21, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka records zero Covid-19 death since second wave started

The total deaths from the pandemic have recorded 16,485 

April 6, 2022 2 min read

Indian credit line: Sri Lanka's SPC calls tenders from Indian medical suppliers

A private sector source said conditions are worsening for private sector importers.

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 31, 2022 5 min read

Sri Lanka's economic crisis affects health sector

"It was renewed within the day, and operations are being carried out as usual,” he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 30, 2022 2 min read