Healthcare

Cosmetic dentistry and complete dental solutions at Durdans Dental Clinic

Views - 31 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:00

Putting off going to the dentist can worsen an existing tooth condition. For instance, a small tooth cavity ignored overtime may lead to a larger cavity and extreme pain that makes a trip to the dentist inevitable. Durdans Dental Clinic is a fully-


Clogard sponsors Government School Dental Therapists Association 60th anniversary celebrations

Views - 36 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:00

Recognised for contributing towards proper oral health in the country, Clogard strengthened its decade-long affiliation with the Government School Dental Therapists Association, sponsoring their Annual General Meeting and 60th Anniversary celebration


Breast screening with advanced digital mammography at Durdans Hospital

Views - 34 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:00

Breast cancer is the most common cancer that affects women and it’s a proven fact that women are more vulnerable to it out of all cancer types. However, early detection can achieve a complete cure with the required treatment giving women greater ho


Breathe Free Lanka partners Novartis in Sri Lanka to provide Ultibro Breezhaler

Views - 72 Monday, 26 August 2019 01:09

Breathe Free Lanka Ltd., a subsidiary of Cipla Ltd. has announced a partnership with Novartis for the marketing and distribution of Novartis’ Ultibro Breezhaler. This partnership will enable Breathe Free Lanka to facilitate easy access to Ultibro B


Health Ministry condemns GMOA for holding patients to ransom

Views - 37 Monday, 26 August 2019 01:09

The Health Ministry yesterday, in a statement, condemned a trade union action taken by the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) which jeopardised the well-being of the people. The statement of the Ministry is as follows. Members of the G


WP Governor calls for urgent repairs at Gampaha District Hospital

Views - 36 Monday, 26 August 2019 01:09

Western Province Governor A.J.M. Muzammil has instructed the authorities of the Gampaha District Hospital on Saturday to carry out repairs to longstanding problems urgently while giving priority to the hospital’s central air-conditioning system, fi


Kasturi Wilson elected new SLCPI President

Views - 1219 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

Hemas Pharmaceuticals Managing Director Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson was unanimously elected the new President of the Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry at the private sector body’s Annual General Meeting, which was held at the Taj Samud


AstraZeneca diabetes drug shows promise in heart failure

Views - 40 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:00

Reuters: AstraZeneca made strides on Tuesday toward its goal of adding heart failure to the conditions that can be treated by its diabetes drug Farxiga, putting it ahead of a rival medicine from Eli Lilly. The British drugmaker said Farxiga was succe


Breathe Free Lanka partners Novartis to provide Ultibro Breezhaler

Views - 50 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:00

Breathe Free Lanka Ltd., a subsidiary of Cipla Ltd. has announced a partnership with Novartis for the marketing and distribution of Novartis’ Ultibro Breezhaler. This partnership will enable Breathe Free Lanka to facilitate easy access to Ultibro B


Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation kicks off ‘World Alzheimer’s Month’ with annual run on 7 Sept.

Views - 68 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:00

Celebrated in the month of September, worldwide, Sri Lanka also joins in where the Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation organises its first event for the month – Run to Remember! On its fifth year of being the gracious host is the TajSamudra Hotel – wh


Hemas Hospitals renews NITF partnership with best benefit scheme for public servants

Views - 76 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s most trusted internationally accredited healthcare provider, Hemas Hospitals, recently renewed its revolutionary partnership with the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) with a major upgrade to its extensive portfolio of healthcare ben


Hemas Hospitals opens state- of-the-art laboratory in Seychelles

Views - 75 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

Hemas Hospitals, the first and only hospital chain in Sri Lanka to have been accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI), recently established its first overseas laboratory facility in Mahe, Seychelles. Offerin


Vision Care reopens remodelled Vision Care store in Anuradhapura preceding latest branch

Views - 58 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

Situated at a prime location in Anuradhapura, the newly-remodelled Vision Care branch was reopening in a ceremonial manner recently. Located at No. 25, 4th lane, Abhaya Place in Anuradhapura, the remodelling reflects a fresh new look to offer custome


oDoc expands to 10th factory, signs 1st Indian client for employee telemedicine coverage

Views - 193 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

Crystal Martin at Wathupitiwala, employing close to 1,000 sewing machine operators, recently became the 10th factory in Sri Lanka providing free 24/7 doctor services to its workers and their families. They join the company’s Katunayake facility an


Sirimal Fernando heads Sri Lanka Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association

Views - 87 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (SLPMA) affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, held its 54th Annual General Meeting on 25 July at Elevate, Access Towers, Colombo 2. The Chief Guest for the event was Ministry of Health


Ministry of Health and UNFPA launch Strategic Plan for Well Woman Program in Sri Lanka

Views - 47 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer among women in Sri Lanka. It is a significant reproductive health problem, and estimates for 2018 alone shows that around 1,136 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed annually in Sri Lanka.


UAE Ambassador opens Stoma Room of Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital

Views - 44 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Ambassador of United Arab Emirates Ahmed Ali Al-Mualla declares open the Stoma Room of Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital in Colombo recently.  It was refurbished by Sharjah Charity House in UAE. Doctors and Hospital Staffs were present - Pix by Ru


Lanka Hospitals becomes first hospital to receive Great Place to Work certification

Views - 68 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Lanka Hospitals, the internationally accredited multiple award-winning healthcare provider recently became the first hospital in Sri Lanka to be certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka. Lanka Ho


Western Health Care Chairperson Dr. Nilmini Withana is BWIO’s Business Woman of the Year for 2019

Views - 46 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Dr. Nilmini Withana, Chairperson of Western Health Care Ltd.,was recognised as Businesswoman of the Year at the Business World International Organisation (BWIO) Awards, held recently at Hotel Taj in Colombo. Since its establishment 10 years ago, West


Cutting edge endoscopy systems for 20 hospitals in Sri Lanka

Views - 54 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

In a landmark project to strengthen the advanced diagnostic facilities of leading government hospitals, the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine (MoH) recently distributed the latest high definition endoscopy systems amongst 20 hospi


Gas World introduces innovative OxyGo Portable Oxygen Delivery System

Views - 42 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 00:00

Gas World Ltd. is dealing in patient medical healthcare medical oxygen in the form of an innovative portable delivery system in the homecare setting. This is launched to the market as an innovative OxyGo Portable Oxygen Delivery System. The ultra-por


Breastfeeding: A formula to advance health and promote sustainable development

Views - 99 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 00:00

Breastfeeding is on the rise across the WHO South-East Asia Region. The Region’s newborns will be better for it. Last year, approximately 54% of all infants were exclusively breastfed up to the age of six months. That’s up from 47% in 2015 and 50


Balance in food intake essential to prevent malnutrition

Views - 62 Friday, 2 August 2019 00:00

When we hear the word ‘malnutrition’, we tend to associate it only with a lack of nutrients and also see it as something only poor people or underdeveloped countries experience. On the contrary, people who ‘seemingly’ eat well, and wealthy pe


Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry AGM on 7 Aug.

Views - 87 Friday, 2 August 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry will stage its 58th Annual General Meeting on 7 August at the Grand Crystal Ballroom of the Taj Samudra Hotel from 6 p.m. The AGM’s proceedings will feature the election of members to the chambe


Durdans Eye Clinic focused on trusted eye care for all ages

Views - 46 Friday, 2 August 2019 00:00

The eye is a dynamic part of the body, complex and powerful. However vision problems and eye diseases can interfere with life and daily activities and even cause blindness. Regular eye check-ups can prevent blindness – a reason why an eye exam shou


Nawaloka Green Cross opens state-of-the-art Regional Lab in Galle

Views - 79 Friday, 2 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s foremost healthcare provider, Nawaloka Hospitals, recently unveiled its brand new state-of-the-art addition to its well-regarded chain of medical laboratories, Nawaloka Green Cross Labs, in the district of Galle. The facility was ceremo


MAS Holdings supports Ayati, the National Centre for Children with Disabilities

Views - 253 Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:11

The Sri Lanka Army handed over the fully constructed building that will house the country’s first ever National Centre for children with disabilities to the funding Trustees today. The Ayati Centre, located within the Kelaniya Faculty of Medicine i


President says 90% of population supports battle against drugs

Views - 49 Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:11

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said he is not alone in the battle against drug smuggling and 90% of the population in the country is standing with him in this journey. When some people responded against his decision to impose the death pena


Bayer in frame to win first EU nod for high-precision cancer drug

Views - 45 Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:10

Reuters: Europe’s drug regulator has recommended approving Bayer’s Vitrakvi, putting the medicine on track to become the first in Europe to tackle tumours with a specific genetic mutation regardless of where in the body the disease started. The d


AAT to hold blood donation camp in Narahenpita

Views - 47 Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:10

The Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) is conducting a blood donation camp on 31 July at AAT Centre, Narahenpita. Those in the vicinity from nearby Narahenpita, Kirulapone, Havelock Town, Colombo 7 and Borella are invi


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Elpitiya test market: Implications for brands Gota and Sajith

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

In the traditional world of marketing, we tend to test market a product before going national with it. There are three test marketing areas that are normally selected by FMCG companies - Gampaha, Kandy and Negombo. The logic behind this is that the c


An efficient energy sector for economic growth

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

When I saw the advertisement about an Energy Forum organised by PUCSL for a Policy Dialogue on the importance of an efficient energy sector for economic and investment growth, I was very happy as I have been interested in this relationship for more t


Will the rule of law, ethics, and morality be above family rule and crony rule?

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The two main contenders for the Presidency of Sri Lanka are Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa. That is stating the obvious. No doubt, some others may have a limited impact on the outcome. Minority votes may benefit Premadasa, while the Sinhala


Addressing past harm

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The approach towards an inclusive and equal society, where all human beings are to be treated equally before the eye of law and every human being should have the right to remedy for the harm done to them, seems nothing but a façade when our memories


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