Bileeta’s Entution Vesta powers health commodity supply management in Nepal

Views - 33 Thursday, 21 March 2019 01:39

Managing the supplies of lifesaving medicine across a country with 4000+ health facilities is a huge challenge. Ensuring the medicine supplies reach those in need whilst maintaining the stock of medicine at optimum level without wastage or expiration

Preventive health screening at Durdans Hospital

Views - 26 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Chronicillnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, etc. develop over time. Detecting the warning signs for an impending condition or illness can lower the risks of the disease and create a better outcome following management.

California jury orders J&J to pay $ 29 million in latest talc cancer trial

Views - 27 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Reuters: A California jury on Wednesday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $ 29 million to a woman who said that asbestos in the company’s talcum-powder-based products, including Johnson’s Baby Powder, caused her mesothelioma. The verdict, in Calif

Friends Adult Diapers from Darley Butler & Company

Views - 50 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Darley Butler & Company launches Friends Adult Diapers, the number one adult diaper brand in India. Darley Butler & Company, the Sri Lankan giant with the most efficient distribution network for consumer items and pharmaceuticals joins hands with the

Ceylinco Healthcare offers discounts on cancer treatment to 2.7 m people

Views - 27 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd. (CHSL) has announced that public servants holding ‘Agrahara’ insurance policies of the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) and their dependents are eligible for discounts of up to 25% on cancer treatments offere

Kinross Dental Care installs cone beam CT imaging unit

Views - 220 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Dentistry has witnessed tremendous advances in all its branches over the past decade. With these advances, the need for precise diagnostic tools, especially imaging methods, has become mandatory. From the simple intra-oral periapical X-rays, advance

WHO unveils sweeping reforms in drive towards “triple billion” targets

Views - 17 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

WHO last week announced the most wide-ranging reforms in the organisation’s history to modernise and strengthen the institution to play its role more effectively and efficiently as the world’s leading authority on public health. The changes are d lauds clients’ wins at Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards

Views - 34 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Following the conclusion of the first Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards, the country’s leading smartphone health and fitness app,, applauded the success of two of its clients – Hemas Holdings Plc and H-Connect Ltd. –

NMRA launches integrated user-friendly website

Views - 24 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) recently launched their updated and newly integrated user friendly website. This is in-line with the Authority’s new initiative to digitalise its workflow processes. The new website ( o

Ruhunu Hospital unveils first private sector vascular unit in Southern Province

Views - 62 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Ruhunu Hospital announced that the hospital now offers laser treatments for varicose veins and has enabled the treatment to be performed as an outpatient for the first time in the Southern Province. With Ruhunu Hospital adapting to the latest and bes

Japan grants UNFPA $ 1.4 m to improve access to sexual, reproductive health services in Sri Lanka

Views - 28 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

The Government of Japan and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka yesterday signed an agreement, granting $ 1.4 million for improving access to information and services on sexual and reproductive health for women and girls in Sri La

Health sector to leap forward on important public health challenge

Views - 38 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

By Dr.Hathshya M.Munasingha Sri Lanka stands out among the regional counterparts in having good health indicators for which successive governmentshave contributed with social development policies. The high literacy rate is also seen as a major contri

Global health leaders adopt ‘Delhi Declaration on digital health for sustainable development’

Views - 31 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

Global health leaders and experts on Tuesday adopted ‘Delhi Declaration on digital health for sustainable development’, which called for the WHO to establish a specific mechanism to centrally coordinate digital health to assist its member states.

London HIV patient becomes world’s second AIDS cure hope

Views - 22 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, his doctors said. Almost three years after receiving

Government of India reaffirms safety of Johnson & Johnson’s talc

Views - 23 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

(New Delhi, India): Johnson & Johnson has resumed production of its Johnson’s Baby Powder at plants in Baddi and Mulund, India after Government sanctioned testing reaffirmed that the product does not contain asbestos. This conclusion reinforces the

Nawaloka Hospitals re-opens new improved dental unit to offer best in class dental care

Views - 23 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s pioneer private healthcare provider, Nawaloka Hospitals, re-opened its Dental Unit recently to provide preventive and curative dental care to patients, using a multidisciplinary approach. Led by Resident Dental Surgeon Dr. Manori Danthu

Asiri Group of Hospitals, Platinum Sponsor for Medicare 2019 – National Healthcare Exhibition

Views - 29 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Showcasing its commitment to uplift the medical industry, Sri Lanka’s premier healthcare provider Asiri Group of Hospitals has stepped forward to support the 10th edition of Sri Lanka’s largest medical exhibition, Medicare 2019 – National Healt

India’s Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry partners Medicare 2019

Views - 17 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The organising committee of ‘Medicare 2019 – National Healthcare Exhibition’ has announced its partnership with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), for the second consecutive year. FICCI is the largest and oldest ap

No cut, less trauma and minimal pain with ‘keyhole surgery’ for kidney stones

Views - 23 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Kidney stones is a common condition faced by many people, however, having them removed by conventional surgical techniques can be painful. Kidney stones can range from the size of a grain of sand to the size of a golf ball. Some stones may partly or

Appeal to the Govt. to make organ donation mandatory

Views - 83 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Having established the Kidney Transplant Support Foundation in 2007, the National Organ Donor Program was formally launched in 2009 by then-Health Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva, with the support of my consortium partner, the National Kidney Founda

Gynaecological cancers account for 30% of women’s cancers

Views - 35 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:58

The statistics for women’s cancers are relatively standard around the world; while the most common cancer in women is breast cancer, gynaecological cancers, though lower in incidences, pose a significant threat, with deadly consequences if not dete

‘Let the Blind See’ with Wickramarachchi Opticians and Orel IT’s OrCam

Views - 22 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:57

Sri Lanka’s pioneering vision and hearing care specialist, J.M. Wickramarachchi Opticians together with Orel IT, recently launched the revolutionary artificial vision technology in Sri Lanka. This technology which has taken the world by storm with

Ceylon Chamber to hold wellness session in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019

Views - 21 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:54

On 8 March, in celebration of International Women’s Day, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is organising a special wellness session for working women, conducted by Irushi Aluwihara. Irushi is the Director of Image Consultants, and is a fully-fledged

President says decline in kidney disease due to strengthening of treatment and prevention programs

Views - 19 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:54

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the prevalence of kidney patients is declining in the last two years due to the broad program implemented to strengthen the treatment and prevention of kidney disease. President Sirisena made this observation

Ceylinco Healthcare doubles capacity to administer radioactive Iodine treatment

Views - 20 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd. (CHSL), which operates two of the most advanced radiation therapy centres in the country, has doubled its capacity to administer Radioactive Iodine (RAI) treatment to patients afflicted with thyroid cancer and thyrot

Mastercard connects cardholders to world-class healthcare

Views - 40 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

Mastercard has unveiled a suite of added healthcare benefits for Mastercard branded consumer credit cardholders in Sri Lanka. The company has partnered with Global Health and Travel, and Fullerton Health to offer Mastercard cardholder savings of up t

Hemas Hospitals launches LiveTrack, Sri Lanka’s first online patient appointment tracking facility

Views - 45 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

Hemas Hospitals, the first and only hospital chain in Sri Lanka to have been accredited from the Australian Council on Health Standards (ACHSI), the gold standard in quality and patient safety globally, announced the launch of LiveTrack, a first-of-i

Nawaloka Hospitals marks World Cancer Day with special cancer screening offers this month

Views - 20 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

With the alarming increase in the number of cancer patients who are diagnosed with the disease in its advanced stages, early detection is becoming ever more crucial in the battle to save lives. In recognition of this and to mark ‘World Cancer Day

Hemas Health app to revolutionise health and wellness in Sri Lanka

Views - 435 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

The first and only hospital chain in Sri Lanka to have been accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHSI), Hemas Hospitals sparked a revolution in digitally-enabled healthcare in Sri Lanka with the launch of the Hemas Health mo

President launches new website of ‘Hadata-Hadak’ trust fund

Views - 24 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena launched the new website of the ‘Hadata-Hadak’ trust fund at the premises of the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital recently. This fund has been established under the initiation of the Sri Jayewardenepura hospital in orde

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Friday, 26 April 2019

In business school an oft repeated refrain in the marketing module is ‘get your product right’. It’s a task easier said than done, especially when it’s a service. Marketing of a service characteristically has to negotiate both lucidity and am

A secular public space is essential for the safety and wellbeing of all

Friday, 26 April 2019

The heart is heavy and the pen is slow. The environment is thick with the shared sorrow of many. Pain and suffering caused by deaths of hundreds and maiming of more on Easter of 2019 will linger for the rest of our lives. But life must go on and we m

Social media could be our egregious enemy, sometimes

Friday, 26 April 2019

One of the first moves the Government considered after the 21 April tragic events of coordinated Easter Sunday bombings of churches and hotels in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa was a temporary block of social media. There was no debate about requisi

Terrorism, violence, and incompetent political leadership

Friday, 26 April 2019

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