Healthcare

Doc990 and Mc Leod Hospital Jaffna partner to offer convenient medical services for patients

Views - 10 Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:00

Doc990, Sri Lanka’s pioneering digital health solutions service provider, powered by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, recently announced its partnership with Mc Leod Hospital – Jaffna to facilitate a plethora of med


Nawaloka Hospitals awarded 5th consecutive 5 Crown Award for Food Hygiene

Views - 8 Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:00

Leading healthcare provider Nawaloka Hospitals had high praise heaped upon the quality and hygiene of its food when it was presented a prestigious 5 Crown Award for Food Hygiene by Ind-Expo Certification Ltd. for the fifth consecutive year. The hospi


Caring for autism in Sri Lanka: A social need for us all

Views - 34 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

By Dr. Sudath Damsinghe A few months ago, a parent came up to me with a heart-breaking story. Their child was entering the final year of his OL education, when the school’s principal decided that the child’s education didn’t matter. This parent


AI beats human breast cancer diagnosis

Views - 16 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

PARIS (AFP): A computer program can identify breast cancer from routine scans with greater accuracy than human experts, researchers said in what they hoped could prove a breakthrough in the fight against the global killer. Breast cancer is one of the


Vision Care expands islandwide network with latest outlet at Asiri Hospital Kandy

Views - 27 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

Vision Care, the market leader in eye care products in Sri Lanka, celebrated the latest addition to its expanding islandwide network with the ceremonious opening of its latest outlet located at the Ground Floor of Asiri Hospital Kandy. The Chief Gue


Ceylinco Healthcare launches 3D posture scans with AI to identify posture-related problems

Views - 24 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd. (CHSL) has announced the introduction of a digital posture, balance and movement screening service to help identify and remedy common, but poorly managed, movement-related disorders, which affect one in every three p


Myopia affecting eyesight of over two billion across the globe

Views - 22 Monday, 30 December 2019 00:00

The eyesight of billions across the globe is under threat from what is known as myopia. Myopia, also known as near-sightedness or shortsightedness, is a vision condition in which people find it difficult to see distant objects clearly. The prevalence


Managing hip and knee pain in osteoarthritis

Views - 22 Monday, 30 December 2019 00:00

The Durdans Orthopaedic Clinic focuses on the management of a variety of orthopaedic (musculoskeletal related) conditions inclusive of hip and knee pain as a result of osteoarthritis. The scientific term osteoarthritis accounts for the natural wear


eChannelling together with Lanka Hospitals facilitates play area for kids

Views - 25 Monday, 30 December 2019 00:00

eChannelling, the largest doctor channelling network in Sri Lanka together with Lanka Hospitals, the internationally accredited multiple award-winning healthcare provider announced the launch of a new play area for children at the hospital’s premis


Lanka Hospitals hosts event to mark completion of 50 bariatric weight loss surgeries

Views - 16 Monday, 30 December 2019 00:00

Lanka Hospitals, the internationally accredited multiple award-winning healthcare provider, reached another milestone recently by becoming the first private hospital in Sri Lanka to successfully complete 50 bariatric weight loss surgeries. To mark t


New pneumococcal vaccine from Serum Institute of India achieves WHO prequalification

Views - 35 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Pneumosil, a vaccine against a leading cause of deadly childhood pneumonia – the pneumococcus bacterium – has achieved prequalification by the World Health Organization (WHO). Developed though a collaboration spanning over a decade between Serum


Enforcement of laws could control spread of dengue: Governor A.J.M. Muzammil

Views - 18 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Implementation of the law could control the spread of dengue, said North Western Province Governor A.J.M. Muzammil. The Governor made the above comments at a special discussion (18) on controlling the outbreak of dengue in the North Western Province.


Pannipitiya Private Hospital offers 20% discount for all lab test packages

Views - 17 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Pannipitiya Private Hospital which carries an excellent reputation in the medical service field in Sri Lanka has decided to offer a 20% discount for all its laboratory test packages to make road for a healthy Sri Lankan population. This discount pack


WHO continues to prioritise preparedness to respond to public health emergencies

Views - 31 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Fifteen years ago on this day a strong earthquake in the Indian ocean triggered a massive tsunami, with waves as high as 100 feet, that hit several countries in WHO South-East Asia Region, killing over 200,000 people within hours, sweeping away their


Nephrology training program for Sri Lankan medical practitioners in Beijing

Views - 117 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 00:54

Ten Sri Lankan medical practitioners including three doctors and seven nurses from the Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology (CKDu) affected areas finished a 2-month training program at Peking University First Hospital (PUFH) in Beijing, one of


Health Minister Wanniarachchi participates in High-level Segment of WHO Global Meeting in Oman

Views - 24 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 00:53

A Sri Lankan delegation led by Sri Lanka’s Health and Indigenous Medicine Services, Women and Child Affairs and Social Security Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi participated in the Global Meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Non-Communi


New autism guidelines focus in early diagnosis, treatment

Views - 11 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 00:52

CHICAGO (Reuters Health): The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday issued its first new autism treatment guidelines in 12 years aimed at helping doctors identify at-risk children and getting them the care they need as early as possible. Sin


McLarens Holdings launches new subsidiary dedicated to health and safety protocol and products

Views - 227 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 00:51

McLarens Holdings recently announced the launch of ‘Seaworld Safety,’ a new subsidiary with a mission of promoting health and safety at work. The announcement was made at the National Occupational Safety and Health Symposium, an event that 3M has


Ceylinco Healthcare offers access to South Asia’s first Digital PET-CT at lower cost

Views - 35 Thursday, 12 December 2019 00:28

Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited (CHSL) has paved the way for Sri Lankans to undergo Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans at the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre in Chennai, at a lower cost than available in the private sector in Sri Lanka, even w


Amelie and Daniel Linsey Foundation UK honours Easter Sunday victims

Views - 76 Thursday, 12 December 2019 00:26

The Amelie and Daniel Linsey Foundation UK, together with SriLankan Cares, has organised a special donation of one hundred Patient Transfer Trolley Beds to nine of Sri Lanka’s most important hospitals with the intention of improving local medical f


Healthcare in the 4IR

Views - 39 Tuesday, 3 December 2019 01:04

The healthcare systems of many countries face considerable challenges in dealing with demographic transformations and catering to the consequent emerging healthcare needs. To maintain the healthiness of populations and cure patients more effectively,


Association of Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes congratulates new President, Govt.

Views - 37 Tuesday, 3 December 2019 01:01

The Association of Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes (APHNH) while congratulating President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his impressive victory at the elections, said it was looking forward to collaborating with the new administration towards the healthca


Bringing hope to the differently-abled

Views - 33 Tuesday, 3 December 2019 01:01

A disability is not the inability to do things but the ability to do things differently, someone once said. Wickramarachchi Opticians, Wickramarachchi Hearing Care and the WISH Foundation firmly believe in that statement and have strived for decades


Lanka Hospitals launches ‘ZOE’ Priority Health at One Galle Face, Colombo

Views - 106 Thursday, 28 November 2019 02:43

Lanka Hospitals, the internationally accredited, award-winning healthcare provider has launched ‘ZOE’ Priority Health at One Galle Face, Colombo. ZOE offers an enhanced patient experience with primary care services such as OPD/GP consultations, e


Trail commences construction of Karapitiya Trail Cancer Hospital

Views - 336 Thursday, 28 November 2019 02:41

In 2011, Nathan Sivagananathan and Sarinda Unamboowe set out to transform the lives of cancer patients by bringing together the people of Sri Lanka to aid and honour them. The ethnic conflict spanning nearly three decades had left the northern territ


Lanka Hospitals becomes 1st private hospital in SL to complete 50 bariatric weight loss surgeries

Views - 227 Thursday, 28 November 2019 02:40

Lanka Hospitals, the internationally accredited multiple award-winning healthcare provider reached another milestone recently by becoming the first private hospital in Sri Lanka to successfully complete 50 bariatric weight loss surgeries. The weight


Artificial Intelligence for health

Views - 342 Friday, 22 November 2019 00:05

Discovering electricity made a huge difference in daily human life. With the growth of the world’s new technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will do the same in the future by transforming the human lifestyle to a whole new era. In simple English


Durdans Hospital Medical Services Director to transform service delivery

Views - 41 Friday, 22 November 2019 00:05

Durdans Hospital is currently involved in developing state-of-the-art healthcare services delivery, with Dr. Harsha Baranage at the helm of its medical services department. Dr. Baranage said, “The next generation of healthcare will be the integrat


wOw.lk and UNICEF launch new checkout donation ‘For Every Child’

Views - 16 Friday, 22 November 2019 00:05

In the latest stage of their ongoing relationship, leading e-commerce retailer wOw.lk has today officially launched ‘For Every Child’, a new feature that enables customers to make donations to UNICEF’s work for children, at checkout. The newly


Omega-3 oils boost attention as much as ADHD drugs in some children

Views - 23 Friday, 22 November 2019 00:01

London (Reuters): Omega-3 fish oil supplements can improve attention in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) just as much as drug treatments, but only in those whose blood levels of omega-3 are low, trial results showed on We


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Forensic Audits part of bond scam cover-up

Saturday, 25 January 2020

From the time the bond scam was carried out by the Ranil Wickremesinghe administration, that administration under the guidance of the former Prime Minister had been avoiding the law by regularly bringing up various distractions so that the true natur


Halting mega projects is untimely; Govt. can explore other options

Friday, 24 January 2020

In a Sunday newspaper on 5 January a news item titled ‘Mega projects on hold until August budget,’ ‘Drop in revenue after tax reductions prevents spending on major constructions,’ was not a development-friendly headline. It may be accurate o


Is any further expenditure on the Port City a waste of money?

Friday, 24 January 2020

Erase from the mind all that you have read and heard about it. Then take a blank piece of paper, draw an irregular circle, and draw a line to divide it into two. On the bottom half write 300 acres. That is our Port City! To get the size into a proper


Foundations of incivility

Friday, 24 January 2020

The lack of advanced political consciousness and democratic discipline can be considered as one of the main reasons for the crisis and the failure that Sri Lanka is facing. This can be considered a situation that has prevailed since independence. Sri


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