Healthcare

Nawaloka Hospitals debuts Sri Lanka’s first ever Kiosk printing lab reports, package info

Views - 45 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s most innovative healthcare partner Nawaloka Hospital recently debuted the country’s first ever Kiosk that prints diagnostic


Charity funded PET scanner to be installed on Sunday

Views - 24 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

A much-needed Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner costing Rs. 200 million will be donated to the State-run


Rover Veterinary Hospital inaugurated to serve pets

Views - 39 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

Rover Veterinary Hospital (RVH), a full service mixed animal practice expanding over a 25,000 sq. ft. facility located


Regulatory framework key in healthcare sector

Views - 14 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena Regulatory framework is a vital component in Sri Lanka’s healthcare sector, said Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Secretary Janaka Sugathadasa at the second annual meeting of South-East Asia Regulatory Ne


GSK pulls out of $20 b race for Pfizer consumer assets

Views - 16 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): GlaxoSmithKline has withdrawn from the race to buy Pfizer’s consumer healthcare business, the British company said on Friday, endangering an auction the US drugmaker hoped would bring in as much as $20 billion. It was not immediat


Lanka Hospitals launches Male Wellness Centre

Views - 32 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals PLC, a premier health care provider in Sri Lanka, announced its latest addition to the Centres of Excellence – the Male Wellness Centre (MWC) – in a bid to offer services to improve health and wellbeing of men. It’s also signifi


First stand alone Ruhunu Hospital Laboratory opens in Tangalle

Views - 112 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

Ruhunu Hospitals Ltd., a pioneer in the Southern Province healthcare opens a new laboratory and channel service in Tangalle providing a wide array of services in laboratory testing. The Ruhunu Hospital Diagnostics (RHD) is an integral part of Ruhunu


‘Footsteps to Freedom II’: Reaching people who can’t reach us

Views - 24 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

By Fathima Riznaz Hafi Two years ago, Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist Nivendra Uduman had launched ‘Footsteps to Freedom’, a 44-day walk across the country, with a team of volunteers, holding workshops along the route to educate resi


Nawaloka Hospitals celebrates womanhood with ‘Well Woman’ health check-up program

Views - 9 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

Nawaloka Premiere Wellness Centre has introduced a ‘Well Woman’ Women’s Day health check-up program to celebrate the elegance of womanhood.


Cantel Medical acquires Aexis Medical

Views - 42 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

Cantel Medical Corp., on Wednesday announced that it has acquired Aexis Medical BVBA (Aexis Medical), a company


‘healthnetbuy’ brings convenience with Sri Lanka’s first online pharmacy

Views - 254 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

The answer to the cumbersome task of obtaining all prescribed medicine was unveiled with Sri Lanka’s first online pharmacy


Hemas Hospitals attracts more than 2000 participants to stalls at Medicare 2018

Views - 17 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading multi-specialty private hospitals chain, Hemas Hospitals, was present at the Medicare 2018, Sri Lanka’s premier national healthcare exhibition, held in Colombo and Jaffna.


New Philip Hospitals prepares for more success in 2018

Views - 11 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

New Philip Hospitals Ltd. who is the pioneer in the private hospital sector in the Kalutara District and now leading as the largest


After heart ailments set in, can diet and exercise still help?

Views - 25 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 08:53

We often hear advice about diet, exercise and an overall healthy lifestyle as measures to prevent heart disease. Not heeding the advice evidently poses risks; however, people who practise a healthy lifestyle too stand the possibility of developing th


Leesons Hospital installs world’s most advanced cardiac 640 slice CT scanner

Views - 35 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 08:51

Leesons Hospital Ltd., the leading private healthcare provider to the Gampaha region, announced the recent installation of the world’s most advanced 640slice CT scanning system with a view to drastically enhance diagnostics capabilities in Sri Lank


MyDoctor.lk free health fair for women

Views - 18 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

“The prevalence of obesity, diabetics and cardiovascular diseases – leading causes of mortality, morbidity, and disability


Lanka Hospitals promotes importance of healthy living on International Women’s Day

Views - 19 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals, the multi-award winning healthcare provider in the forefront of the nation’s medical industry,


Smoking tied to higher risk of hearing loss

Views - 8 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

(Reuters Health) - Smokers may be more likely to develop hearing loss than nonsmokers, and the risk increases with


HealthHub debuts innovative flagship store and retail pharmacy concept

Views - 157 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

With an aim to provide customers the most credible pharmacist-led healthcare experience every time, HealthHub,


Dengue-prone CMC public toilet

Views - 28 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

The public toilet located in Gemunu Lane, Awwal Zaviya has not been in use for a long time. This toilet was to be brought


‘Wagon Wheel’ for greater efficiency in heart attack care

Views - 228 Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

Swift action during a heart attack is vital – it is one of the determining factors on whether a patient lives or dies.


Sri Lanka receives financial aid from many agencies to improve health sector

Views - 15 Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

Global lenders World Bank and Asian Development Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have granted financial assistance to improve Sri Lanka’s


MyDoctor.lk transforming digital healthcare and service delivery

Views - 118 Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

Sunday, 18 February saw the celebration of the fourth consecutive Continuous Medical Education (CME) for Doctors organised by MyDoctor.lk at the Raffles residence in Mirihana.


ayubo.life presents W2K – A virtual walkathon to support a healthier Sri Lanka

Views - 173 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

In line with the overall goal for a healthier and happier Sri Lanka, ‘ayubo.life’, Sri Lanka’s most extensive health and wellness platform,


Sri Lanka sets the benchmark for global health standards

Views - 44 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier healthcare exhibition MEDICARE 2018 was successfully inaugurated at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Hall in Colombo on Friday, 2 March.


Shungite – The stone with the power to protect

Views - 13 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

In the highly techno-centric life we live today, we are equally aware of our dependence on electrical and technical equipment as well as the health


Wickramarachchi takes quality hearing and vision care to Wattala

Views - 16 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

Pioneering hearing and vision care specialist J.M Wickramarachchi & Company recently opened its latest branch in the bustling suburb of Wattala.


Shifting focus from diseases to patients: Today’s vision, tomorrow’s reality

Views - 38 Tuesday, 6 March 2018 00:00

By Dr. Ruvaiz Haniffa In today’s medical practice, the focus on the holistic or comprehensive care of the individual (as opposed to the patient) has become subservient to attempting to treat or manage illness in patients. The concept of preserving


Golden Key Hospital acquires advanced Visual Field Analyser for eye investigations

Views - 33 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

The Golden Key Hospital has installed a new Visual Field Eye Investigation Machine, substantially enhancing the efficiency


Asiri Group of Hospitals strengthens Medicare 2018 – National Healthcare Exhibition as Platinum Spon

Views - 22 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Asiri Group of Hospitals has once again embedded its commitment towards bringing the best in medical care to Sri Lankans


Today's Columnists

Deep design to the rescue: Solving wicked problems of the future

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Let me begin by stating a controversial opinion: our contemporary lives are defined by 200 years of dehumanisation. From the time of the industrial revolution, the nature of work and labour has changed dramatically. The relationship between man and


Exporting bras with imported fibre!

Thursday, 26 April 2018

In a recent World Bank publication, ‘South Asia’s Turn,’ two Sri Lankan organisations – MAS from apparel and Dilmah from agribusiness – receive recognition as global champions. While Dilmah is in control of its value chain and that was its


The Opposition’s 20th Amendment dilemmas

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

It’s the arithmetic, stupid! A no-confidence motion against the Leader of the Opposition, R. Sampanthan, is logical and legitimate


Sri Lanka: May Day and workers’ rights

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

May Day was declared a holiday in Sri Lanka in 1956 for the Government sector, bank and mercantile sectors.


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