Healthcare

World at risk of pandemics that could kill millions, panel warns

Views - 2 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): The world is facing a mounting threat of disease pandemics that could kill millions and wreak havoc on the global economy, a international expert panel has warned, and governments should work to prepare for and mitigate that risk. T


A citizen-scientist dialogue in Girandurukotte on CKDu

Views - 1 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

Ginnoruwa, a village located around six kilometres from Girandurukotte Town, is severely suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease uncertain etiology (CKDu). A group of Ginnoruwa villagers participated in a dialogue-type program at the Mahaweli Developme


SL Eye Donation Society delegation calls on Pakistan High Commissioner

Views - 1 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

A three-member delegation from the Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society, led by its President Piyadasa Hewa Wellalage, called on the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (Retd) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat on 19 September and discussed the dona


Long-term care for elderly women in Sri Lanka an urgent need

Views - 1 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

Currently, women constitute two thirds of the population above the age of 80 years in Sri Lanka. This phenomenon called ‘feminisation of ageing’, occurs when women make up a larger share of the older population. Feminisation of ageing leads to a


SL’s first 3D Printing unit to design and produce artificial body parts opened at National Hospital

Views - 15 Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first ever 3D Printing unit to design and produce artificial body parts was opened at the Accident and Orthopaedic Service of the Colombo National Hospital, this week. The new unit, which has the state-of-the art technology introduced b


International Ayurveda Symposium by Siddhalepa on 5 Oct.

Views - 13 Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s reawakened indigenous medicine and its interwoven culture and lifestyle will receive a major boost when Ayurveda specialists from all around the globe gather for a first of its kind Ayurveda symposium to be held in the country on 5 Octo


Asiri Breast Care Centre advocates early detection to fight disease

Views - 6 Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:00

Breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women both globally as well as in Sri Lanka, with annual incidence rates showing a disturbingly high increase. As early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer are key f


Hemas Hospitals bags 3 top national awards for occupational health and safety

Views - 9 Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:00

Hemas Hospitals, the first and only hospital chain in Sri Lanka to have been accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI), was recognised on three separate occasions for its impressive initiatives in creating a s


Association of Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes elects new office-bearers

Views - 925 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:50

The Association of Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes recently elected a fresh panel of office-bearers to spearhead change within the industry by continuing the efforts of the association representing the entire private hospitals industry. The memb


Globally renowned prosthetic and orthotic solution provider Ottobock now in Sri Lanka

Views - 35 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:47

Ottobock the world’s leading provider of cutting-edge orthopaedic products and services, specialising in the field of prosthetic and orthotic solutions opened its Sri Lankan Sales Office Ottobock Lanka Ltd. recently. Located at No 63, Gothami Road,


Nawinna Medicare opens new maternity care unit

Views - 16 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:46

Nawinna Medicare Hospitals, Maharagama (www.nawinna.com), the trusted healthcare provider with more than two decades of tradition, excellence and quality in providing medical care in a comfortable and convenient environment, proudly announces the ope


Astron wins multiple accolades at 18th State Pharma Corp Supplier Convention

Views - 36 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:45

Leading Sri Lankan pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing company Astron Ltd. won multiple accolades at the 18th State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) Supplier Convention held on 24 August at the Shangri-La Hotel in Hambantota. The best supplie


Suicide kills one person every 40 seconds, says WHO

Views - 18 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:44

LONDON (Reuters): Across the world, one person takes their own life every 40 seconds, and more people die by suicide every year than in war, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday. Hanging, poisoning and shooting are the most common suici


WHO South-East Asia Region sets 2023 target to eliminate measles, rubella

Views - 27 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Member Countries of WHO South-East Asia Region yesterday resolved to eliminate measles and rubella by 2023, to prevent deaths and disabilities caused by these highly-infectious childhood killer diseases. “The new target to eliminate both the diseas


Six WHO South-East Asia countries felicitated for public health achievements

Views - 23 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

The Ministers of Health of six member countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region were felicitated on 3 September for public health achievements in recent months such as measles elimination, hepatitis B control, and elimination of mother-to-child tra


Browns Hospitals bestowed with top award by World Health Congress

Views - 220 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Brown Hospitals, a fast growing healthcare service provider, was recently bestowed with the Award for Best Multi-Specialty Hospital at the World Health and Wellness Congress and Awards. The event was held at the Taj Samudra and was organised by CMO A


Lanka Hospitals receives Best HR Company Award 2019

Views - 27 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Lanka Hospitals, the internationally accredited multiple award-winning healthcare provider was awarded ‘Best HR Company’ at the recent Sri Lanka HR Leadership Awards 2019. The Sri Lanka HR Leadership Awards gives recognition to the achievements o


HNB inaugurates Customer Centre at Asiri Hospital, Kandy

Views - 23 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Delivering an unprecedented new level of banking convenience to patients, visitors, and employees, Sri Lanka’s largest private sector bank HNB PLC, in partnership with the Softlogic Group’s healthcare arm Asiri Health, opened its newest fully-fle


Kanthilanka Pharmaceuticals bags Platinum at BWIO Awards

Views - 22 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:00

Kanthilanka Pharmaceuticals, the renowned drug store of Wadduwa, Kalutara was the proud winner of the Platinum Award in small scale, pharmaceuticals and medical accessories category at BWIO Business Excellence awards ceremony. The annual event organi


HealthRecon Connect recognised as Great Place to Work for 2nd consecutive year

Views - 20 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:00

HealthRecon Connect was recently recognised as a Great Place to Work for the second consecutive year. The certification places HealthRecon Connect in a class of its own, validating its commitment towards sustainable people management practices. Stil


Cosmetic dentistry and complete dental solutions at Durdans Dental Clinic

Views - 21 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:00

Putting off going to the dentist can worsen an existing tooth condition. For instance, a small tooth cavity ignored overtime may lead to a larger cavity and extreme pain that makes a trip to the dentist inevitable. Durdans Dental Clinic is a fully-


Clogard sponsors Government School Dental Therapists Association 60th anniversary celebrations

Views - 22 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:00

Recognised for contributing towards proper oral health in the country, Clogard strengthened its decade-long affiliation with the Government School Dental Therapists Association, sponsoring their Annual General Meeting and 60th Anniversary celebration


Breast screening with advanced digital mammography at Durdans Hospital

Views - 28 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:00

Breast cancer is the most common cancer that affects women and it’s a proven fact that women are more vulnerable to it out of all cancer types. However, early detection can achieve a complete cure with the required treatment giving women greater ho


Breathe Free Lanka partners Novartis in Sri Lanka to provide Ultibro Breezhaler

Views - 60 Monday, 26 August 2019 01:09

Breathe Free Lanka Ltd., a subsidiary of Cipla Ltd. has announced a partnership with Novartis for the marketing and distribution of Novartis’ Ultibro Breezhaler. This partnership will enable Breathe Free Lanka to facilitate easy access to Ultibro B


Health Ministry condemns GMOA for holding patients to ransom

Views - 32 Monday, 26 August 2019 01:09

The Health Ministry yesterday, in a statement, condemned a trade union action taken by the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) which jeopardised the well-being of the people. The statement of the Ministry is as follows. Members of the G


WP Governor calls for urgent repairs at Gampaha District Hospital

Views - 30 Monday, 26 August 2019 01:09

Western Province Governor A.J.M. Muzammil has instructed the authorities of the Gampaha District Hospital on Saturday to carry out repairs to longstanding problems urgently while giving priority to the hospital’s central air-conditioning system, fi


Kasturi Wilson elected new SLCPI President

Views - 1169 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

Hemas Pharmaceuticals Managing Director Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson was unanimously elected the new President of the Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry at the private sector body’s Annual General Meeting, which was held at the Taj Samud


AstraZeneca diabetes drug shows promise in heart failure

Views - 36 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:00

Reuters: AstraZeneca made strides on Tuesday toward its goal of adding heart failure to the conditions that can be treated by its diabetes drug Farxiga, putting it ahead of a rival medicine from Eli Lilly. The British drugmaker said Farxiga was succe


Breathe Free Lanka partners Novartis to provide Ultibro Breezhaler

Views - 43 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:00

Breathe Free Lanka Ltd., a subsidiary of Cipla Ltd. has announced a partnership with Novartis for the marketing and distribution of Novartis’ Ultibro Breezhaler. This partnership will enable Breathe Free Lanka to facilitate easy access to Ultibro B


Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation kicks off ‘World Alzheimer’s Month’ with annual run on 7 Sept.

Views - 60 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:00

Celebrated in the month of September, worldwide, Sri Lanka also joins in where the Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation organises its first event for the month – Run to Remember! On its fifth year of being the gracious host is the TajSamudra Hotel – wh


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Sri Lanka needs to invest more on soft infrastructure

Friday, 20 September 2019

Developing countries like Sri Lanka will have to prepare for further downside risks in 2020 with the growing debt problems and the growth problems in Europe and the slowdown in Asia. Slower growth is already visible in weakening global trade and comm


Origins, rise and irrelevance of SLMC

Friday, 20 September 2019

Andreas Johansson’s ‘Pragmatic Muslim Politics: The Case of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress,’ Switzerland: Springer, 2019, is the latest piece of academic research on SLMC, based on Parliamentary Hansards, official party documents and information rec


Questions about Speaker’s candidacy for the presidency?

Friday, 20 September 2019

It is rather unfortunate that Mr. Karu Jayasuriya has issued a statement (17 September), as the Speaker, ‘that he is willing and ready to contest the Presidential Election, on the request of some organisations and individuals, including Maha Sangha


Mr. NOTA and understanding the Presidential Election

Friday, 20 September 2019

The Presidential Election is round the corner, but the public is still confused about the powers of the next president. It can be said that the 19th Amendment has made a significant change in the system of governance despite the fact that it had bee


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