Healthcare

Dengue cases dip sharply but Colombo remains on top

Views - 15 Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

Dengue cases have decreased sharply since its wild outbreak last year, yet Colombo District remains on top with 2,413 incidents


Bill Gates praises Sri Lanka’s high quality primary healthcare

Views - 59 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

London: Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, now focusing on his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, delivering his keynote address


Ruhunu Hospital partners Credence Genomics; plans investment

Views - 24 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Ruhunu Hospital Ltd., a trusted name in Health Care in the Southern Province, invests in Credence Genomics, a company


P&G to buy German Merck’s consumer health unit for $4.2 b

Views - 15 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Reuters: Procter & Gamble Co will acquire the consumer health business of Merck KGaA for about 3.4 billion euros ($4.2 billion),


SL digital healthcare model plays pivotal role in healthcare delivery benefitting over 3 m

Views - 25 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

With the Government looking to improve healthcare access for the entire population, improve productivity and reduce


Sanitation targets to be 100% achieved by 2025: Minister Hakeem

Views - 9 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

The sanitation targets in the country set under the sustainable development goals are currently being achieved well ahead


Capping ceremony for 2017 batch of Durdans Hospital Nursing Training School

Views - 18 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Twenty-one students who successfully completed their first year of the three-year training at the Durdans Hospital Nursing Training School concluded their capping ceremony on 28 March.


Researchers propose new Alzheimer’s definition based on biology

Views - 17 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Reuters: Alzheimer’s researchers have proposed a radical change in the way the disease is defined, focusing on biological changes in the body


World Health Day and ISO standards

Views - 30 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Health for all was the theme of the World Health Organization’s World Health Day which fell on 7 April, and a new ISO committee recently formed aims to help.


WHO says Australia exported listeria -tainted melons to nine countries

Views - 16 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

GENEVA (Reuters): Melons contaminated with deadly listeriosis bacteria were exported to at least nine countries from Australia


Lanka Hospitals spearheads awareness drive on potential dengue outbreak during monsoon

Views - 30 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Lanka Hospitals recently convened a media conference at its auditorium to enlighten the masses on the threat of a dengue outbreak during the upcoming monsoon season


New Zealand businesses keen to invest in local healthcare

Views - 34 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Three New Zealand medical technology companies in Colombo last week as part of the New Zealand business delegation


3 herbs that saved hundreds of lives

Views - 23 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

At the height of the war in Sri Lanka, Dr. Kurunathan Srigananathan realised they were running short on medicines in Jaffna.


Sri Lanka plays host to 70th World Health Day

Views - 23 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

The 70th World Health Day of the World Health Organisation (WHO) was celebrated under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo on Saturday (7 April).


WHO urges nations to prioritise universal health coverage; provide quality health services to all

Views - 21 Thursday, 5 April 2018 00:00

The World Health Organization today called upon countries in its South-East Asia Region to step-up efforts towards universal health coverage, to provide quality health services to all people when and where they need them, without having to suffer fin


Ayurveda Expo 2018 in July to showcase alternative treatments to NCDs

Views - 81 Thursday, 5 April 2018 00:00

By DivyaThotawatte The 2018 edition of the Ayurveda Expowill be held from 13 to 15 July at the BMICH, featuring a range of treatments to non-communicable diseases including diabetes and cancer as the local industry attempts to target a growing client


Indonesian doctors visit Ninewells Mother & Baby Care Hospital

Views - 247 Thursday, 5 April 2018 00:00

Ninewells Mother & Baby Care Hospital recently played host to a team of 20 Indonesian doctors comprising of gynaecologists and obstetricians who were part of a contingent of 40 doctors who visited the island recently. The Indonesian doctors visited S


Ceylinco Healthcare acquires advanced Clinac linear accelerator from Varian

Views - 82 Thursday, 5 April 2018 00:00

Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited (CHSL) has announced the acquisition of a new Linear Accelerator for its Radiation Treatment Centre in Colombo, the pioneer private sector facility of its kind in Sri Lanka. The company has signed a Purchase Agree


Inaugural SAARC Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases in Sri Lanka focus on achieving SDGs

Views - 23 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday opened the inaugural SAARC Annual Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) at the Galle Face Hotel Colombo.


Sri Lanka targets pharmaceuticals self-sufficiency with new production facility

Views - 23 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

Efforts to increase domestic and foreign investment in Sri Lanka’s pharmaceuticals industry is set to boost output and broaden


Link launches new herbal drink to boost immunity and fight disease

Views - 349 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

Link Natural on Monday launched a new herbal drink named Amurthaya to help boost immunity and fight all disease.


Christell Clinic on fast track to completing 1,000 PRP treatments in Sri Lanka

Views - 40 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

Christell Clinic, Sri Lanka’s most advanced cosmetic skin care centre, is on the fast-track to completing 1,000 platelet-rich plasma


Wickramarachchi opens latest branch in Kottawa

Views - 25 Tuesday, 3 April 2018 00:00

Taking quality hearing and vision care to the bustling suburb of Kottawa, pioneering Hearing and Vision Care Specialist J.M. Wickramarachchi & Company recently opened its latest branch there. The opening took place under the patronage of J.M. Wickram


MyMed.lk to connect patients and local pharmacies seamlessly

Views - 71 Tuesday, 3 April 2018 00:00

Although buying medicine seems like a simple task, there are times when it can be a challenge. MyMed.lk believes in becoming part of customers’ medicine purchase journey by offering digital connectivity for customers and pharmacy retailers to addre


Long awaited PET scanner handed over to Maharagama Apeksha Hospital

Views - 56 Tuesday, 3 April 2018 00:00

The long awaited Positron Emission Tomography (PET) CT scanner which was purchased by public contribution was ceremonially handed over to Maharagama Apeksha Hospital by Kadijah Foundation President and the Fight Cancer Team (FCT) Founder Dr. M.S.H. M


Manipal aims to become listed Indian hospital giant with Fortis purchase

Views - 16 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

Bangalore (Reuters): Manipal Hospitals Enterprises Private Ltd plans to buy Fortis Healthcare Ltd’s hospital business


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

Views - 62 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 - 36 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 - 101 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 - 20 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


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Craving a world with free migration of Homo sapiens

Monday, 18 June 2018

During the discussion time following the presentation of a paper by former diplomat Tamara Kunanayakam on the invasion of Sri Lanka’s economic policymaking by neoliberal economic thinkers two weeks ago, Colombo University’s economics don Lalithas


Sigmoid Curve and Sri Lanka: Significant signals

Monday, 18 June 2018

Sri Lanka, often named as the ‘Wonder of Asia,’ has many citizens wondering what is going on.


Refuse and recuse in Cloud-Cuckoo-Land

Friday, 15 June 2018

I had a dream. That there were monsters ruling the land in the disguise of being military champions. But then some knights in slightly tarnished armour rode to the nation’s defence and liberated us from our saviours. And all was well again. At leas


Floods, drought and disasters

Thursday, 14 June 2018

The Yahapalana Government has been singularly unfortunate in having to face many natural and manmade disasters during their regime.Almost every year many citizens have to undergo the consequences of floods in certain parts of the country whereas ther


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