Healthcare

Surado Campus opens up untapped job opportunities for Sri Lankans

Views - 80 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 - 15 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 - 57 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 - 24 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 - 24 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 - 23 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 - 28 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 - 18 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 - 37 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 - 49 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 - 29 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 - 29 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 - 28 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 - 40 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 - 28 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 - 46 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


Over 100 IIHS student nurses graduate in Malaysia

Views - 56 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

A pioneering Sri Lankan education institute with 16 years in the field, the International Institute of Health Science (IIHS) recently achieved another international milestone, when over 100 of its student nurses graduated in Kuala Lumpur with a Nursi


AIA Insurance creates island-wide awareness on prevention and management of NCDs

Views - 35 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

AIA Insurance is currently carrying out an island-wide awareness drive on the prevention and management of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. It’s no secret that NCDs amount for 75% of deaths in Sri Lanka,


Seylan Bank focuses on nurturing healthy children during ‘Seylan Tikiri World Children’s Month’

Views - 30 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

Childhood obesity is not a cosmetic issue or something the child will grow out of. Obese children tend to become obese adults, and there are many medical issues associated with obesity. Children are now taking the same type of medications as their


Aiding aged with Alzheimer’s

Views - 20 Tuesday, 9 October 2018 00:00

By Oscar E.V. Fernando With the advancement of civilisation, science and technology, problems of ageing too seem to have advanced! One of the dreaded problems is Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Ageing is an unstoppable journey leading to second childhoo


Allogeneic stem cell transplant: The next wave of cell therapy

Views - 46 Tuesday, 9 October 2018 00:00

Allogeneic stem cell transplant is a cutting-edge treatment for cancer whereby healthy blood-forming stem cells are collected from a matching donor and transplanted into the patient to replace a diseased or damaged bone marrow thereby suppressing the


Improving access to quality medicines for all Sri Lankans common aspiration: SLCPI President

Views - 52 Tuesday, 9 October 2018 00:00

President of the Sri Lanka Chamber of Pharmaceutical Industry (SLCPI) Shyam Sathasivam reiterated the chamber’s vision of making available quality medicines for all Sri Lankans, saying that establishing key processes to make the pharmaceutical indu


University of Birmingham awarded £1.9 m for global heart research in Sri Lanka, Brazil and China

Views - 39 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

The University of Birmingham has been awarded £1.9 million through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research (GHR) Program to fund world class research into a common heart condition in disadvantaged populations in Sri


First balloon expandable TAVI performed with only local anaesthesia at Durdans Hospital

Views - 45 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

The first-ever balloon expandable transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) – (without open heart surgery) was performed on an 82 year old patient with Ischemic Heart Disease and poor lung function by Dr. Pandula Athauda-Arachchi Resident Cons


Siddhalepa supports senior citizens with attractive offers for Elders’ Day

Views - 14 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s pioneering and leading Ayurveda company, Siddhalepa will reach out to senior citizens in a special way to commemorate and celebrate Elders’ Day on 1 October. The Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital in Mount Lavinia is offering a series of c


Revolutionary DocOnCall goes live in Sri Lanka

Views - 22 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

DocOnCall has launched a free-of-charge trial for DocOnCall, a revolutionary new mobile app that offers subscribers immediate access to doctor consultations online, via video, audio and chat, to serve them in meeting their primary medical care needs.


AstraZeneca diabetes drug cuts heart risks in major study

Views - 55 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): AstraZeneca’s diabetes drug Farxiga met a key goal in a major clinical study designed to show its heart-protecting benefits in a wide range of patients, potentially distinguishing it from rivals in a crowded marketplace. Diabetics


Walk to end Alzheimer’s on Saturday 29 September

Views - 17 Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:28

The Walk to end Alzheimer’s is an annual event organised by the Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation (LAF) to bring together the community, raise awareness on how to lend care, love and support and more importantly combat stigma. Sun or rain, participant


Nawaloka Hospitals celebrates 33 years of exceptional healthcare with CSR program in A’pura

Views - 26 Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:25

Celebrating 33 years of exceptional healthcare service to thousands of Sri Lankans, Nawaloka Hospitals conducted a CSR campaign targeting school age children and the general public in Anuradhapura on 15 September. The main event was a free health ca


Lanka Hospitals hosts ‘Heart Walk 2018’ with Sri Lanka Heart Association on Sunday

Views - 62 Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:24

Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC, the world-class healthcare provider, will host the annual Heart Walk in partnership with Sri Lanka Heart Association this month in view of World Heart Day to raise awareness on heart disease. The Heart Walk, considere


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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth


SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy


Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin


Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as


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