Healthcare

Just $2 per person a year could halt deadly superbugs, OECD says

Views - 8 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): Halting the rise of deadly drug-resistant “superbug” infections that kill millions around the world could cost just $2 per person a year, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday. Descr


Ambassador Azeez co-chairs WHO Global Coordination Mechanism for prevention and control of NCDs

Views - 5 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

The WHO Global Coordination Mechanism for the prevention and control of Non-Communicable Diseases (GCM/NCD) concluded its General Meeting in Geneva on 6 November. The two-day Conference brought together delegates and activist from Member States, UN o


Ginsomin offers hope in diabetes management and prevention

Views - 9 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, the World diabetes Federation has come out with the theme ‘The Family and Diabetes’ to raise awareness about this dreaded disease. The endeavour is to involve the entire family to fight this disease. With t


Efficient management of acute stroke at Durdans Hospital

Views - 7 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Stroke can affect anyone; male or female, of any race. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of stroke so that medical attention and treatment can be given as soon as possible. Some of the


Sri Lankan Society of Internal Medicine 2nd Annual Academic Sessions SIMCON 2018

Views - 10 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lankan Society of Internal Medicine (SLSIM) 2nd Annual Academic Sessions SIMCON 2018 was held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo. Seen here are SLISM Joint Secretary Dr. Shamitha Dassanayake, Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh Professor of Medi


‘Call to Donate’ is back again: A noble initiative taken by Sri Lanka Insurance

Views - 20 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

Committed towards the protection and wellbeing of the society, the nation’s insurance provider Sri Lanka Insurance launched the third phase of ‘Call to Donate’ a CSR initiative in aid of raising awareness about the cancer and donating funds to


13 countries from Asia and the Pacific plan scale-up of PrEP and HIV self-testing

Views - 15 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

(BANGKOK): Representatives from 13 countries across Asia and the Pacific gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, from 29 to 31 October to develop road maps to implement and expand pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV self-testing in the region. In discussi


Vision Care opens 51st branch in Ambalangoda

Views - 13 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

Vision Care, the pioneering eye care company in Sri Lanka recently opened its 51st branch in Ambalangoda, to provide residents of the popular seaside town with access to its full range of high-quality eye care products and services. Attending the in


Lanka IOC and Indian CEO Forum conduct free health screening camp in Colombo

Views - 9 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

Contributing to public welfare and community growth through a series of CSR projects under the theme ‘We Care’, Lanka IOC recently launched another free health screening camp at its retail outlet (Havelock Road, Colombo 06). This project was orga


Golden Key Hospital upgrades Audiology Unit with latest GSI Audiostar Pro

Views - 7 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

Golden Key Hospital, Colombo’s leading ENT Hospital has acquired a new GSI Audiostar Pro audiometry investigation machine to upgrade its Audiology Unit and enhance the quality of clinical care for patients. The latest audiometry machine from the G


Cutting edge Medical Imaging System launched for first time in Sri Lanka

Views - 171 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

George Steuart Health recently announced that it has launched the OnSight 3D Extremity System for the first time in Sri Lanka during a symposium held at the Golden Crown Hotel, Kandy, on 26 October. The launch took place on the second day of the 2018


Novartis, Pfizer join forces on potentially lucrative fatty liver disease

Views - 9 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 00:46

Zurich/New York (Reuters): Novartis AG and Pfizer Inc are teaming up to develop treatments for a liver disease many drug companies believe will become a hugely lucrative market, as it is tied to the obesity and diabetes epidemics. The Swiss and US dr


President makes commemorative visit to Lanka Hospitals Medical and Specialty Centre in Seychelles

Views - 14 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 00:46

The Lanka Hospitals Medical and Specialty Centre, the only fully-fledged Sri Lankan healthcare centre in Seychelles, was officially visited by President Maithripala Sirisena during his recent State visit to the country. Sirisena was joined by Seyche


Hemas Hospitals honours exceptional performers for 2017/18

Views - 88 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:45

ACHSI accredited leading private healthcare multi chain; Hemas Hospitals held its annual employee awards ceremony themed ‘Good to Great’ at the Grand Monarch Thalawathugoda....


Surado Campus opens up untapped job opportunities for Sri Lankans

Views - 9 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:43

Surado Campus of Business Management, one of Sri Lanka’s foremost privately-led vocational training institutions for foreign employment, is driving a wave of new global job opportunities for Sri Lankans based on the worldwide caregiving market boom


COMBANK Credit Cardholders to enjoy benefits at Ninewells Hospital

Views - 9 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:40

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has collaborated with Ninewells Hospital, the country’s only private sector hospital specialising in total women and child care....


Sri Lanka shows that malaria can be eliminated

Views - 43 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

www.scidev.net: Malaria once ravaged Sri Lanka, killing thousands of people, reducing economic growth and depleting entire communities. Today, Sri Lanka is celebrating two full malaria-free years, an achievement that few other countries in the region


Symbol badge of World Mental Health Day celebrations pinned on President

Views - 12 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

Marking World Mental Health Day 2018, the butterfly symbol badge was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat recently. The World Mental Health Day celebration was held under the theme ‘Young people and mental health


eChannelling awarded ‘Best Digital Health Care Platform’ accolade at South Asia mBillionth Awards

Views - 14 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

eChannelling PLC has won the prestigious South Asia mBillionth award 2018 in ‘Health and Wellbeing’ as the ‘Best Digital Health Care Platform’. The awards ceremony was held in New Delhi, India recently in recognition of its excellence in mobi


H.E. Marketing launches Soyfresh to combat cholesterol-related complications

Views - 9 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

Cholesterol is a kind of fat. It is produced by fat we consume and at the same time a certain amount is produced within our body itself. Milk food, animal meat based food, chicken meat and other red meats are considered as food containing cholesterol


Seminar on ‘Health for Busy People’ on 31 Oct.

Views - 17 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

Regular contributor to the Sunday Times and the Lanka Monthly Digest (LMD), Dr. Sanjiva Wijesinha will be in Sri Lanka to conduct a half-day seminar on ‘Health for Busy People’on 31 October at the Galadari Hotel.


International Medical Care wins MASSCO Business Excellence Award

Views - 9 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

International Medical Care Managing Director Ranjith Susantha Karunaratne won the MASSCO 2018 award for business excellence.


Advanced screening, surgery options for better outcomes against breast cancer at Durdans Hospital

Views - 25 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

The most common cancer among women in Sri Lanka is breast cancer.


Japan-funded SPC facility to produce 70% of Sri Lanka’s pharmaceuticals requirement

Views - 15 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday opened the new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility constructed with the intention of further strengthening the pharmaceutical production capacity of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC).


Asiri Hospital’s new Thoracic Centre fights lung cancer with early diagnosis

Views - 18 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

Offering patients the highest level of screening expertise, ensuring speed of diagnosis and comprehensive treatment, Asiri Hospital’s new Thoracic Centre is committed to improving patient outcomes with this often fatal disease.


Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital’s MOU with Agrahara Insurance Scheme benefits all Government workers

Views - 15 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Siddhalepa recently signed an MOU with the National Insurance Trust Fund Board’s (NITFB) Insurance scheme, Agrahara providing comprehensive concessions to all government employees who come for treatment to the Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital in Templa


Ruhunu Hospital offers variety of operations through Neurosurgery Centre, Brain and Spine Unit

Views - 17 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Ruhunu Hospital’s Neurosurgery Centre, Brain and Spine Unit offers the latest in neurologic care with compassion and kindness. The hospital focuses on the patient as a whole as opposed to just looking at your neurologic problem. Having a neurologic


Turmoil at the Sri Lanka Medical Council

Views - 23 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

By Prof. Wilfred Perera As I have been very much involved with private medical education in this country, I decided to contact my good friend Prof. Sir Sabarathnam Arulkumaran, during the SAITM issue, regarding the functioning of the General Medical


Heart Walk 2018 concludes on a successful note!

Views - 19 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC, the world-class healthcare provider, hosted the annual Heart Walk in partnership with Sri Lanka Heart Association recently in view of World Heart Day to raise awareness on heart disease. Heart Walk 2018 was one of the


HealthRecon connect poised to take on accelerated growth with opening of new office premises

Views - 26 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

HealthRecon Connect Ltd. recently marked the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art office premises, intended to function as the main operational delivery centre in Sri Lanka. The new office, centrally located at 56, Dudley Senanayake Mawatha, Co


Today's Columnists

Courting democracy; Housing disaster?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

A small step was taken by a sovereign court the day before yesterday. It was a giant leap for the supremacy of the Constitution over all three arms of government in a recently benighted Sri Lanka. As well as being the tangible proof of intra-governme


Sri Lanka’s Judiciary in its finest hour

Thursday, 15 November 2018

“We must never forget that the only real source of power we as judges can tap is the respect of the people” –Justice Thurgood Marshall


When scholars turn slayers of reason

Thursday, 15 November 2018

“… I think, that the intellectual is an individual endowed with a faculty of representing, embodying, articulating a message, a view, an attitude, philosophy or opinion to, as well as for, a public. And this role has an edge to it, and cannot be


A stable democracy is a prerequisite for the wellbeing of Sri Lankans

Thursday, 15 November 2018

In Sri Lanka, despite the complexity of overlapping policies, the slow pace in implementing economic policies has been of central concern in the past few years. The current political state in Sri Lanka poses a series of e


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