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Another Dengue eradication program as disease spreads

The government launched a common Dengue eradication program yesterday on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena as health authorities battle to contain the spread of the mosquito-borne disease which has taken lives of over 200 people already in the first six months of the year. The common Dengue eradication program, …

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GMOA suspends the strike

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) says that they have decided to call off the island-wide strike action with immediate effect following discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena. GMOA President Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya stated that a decision was taken to end the strike action after representatives of the association met with …

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GMOA members holding a discussing with MS

Representative  of government doctors or Government Medical Officers Association  on strike are currently holding a discussion with the President Maithripala Sirisena and hoping to end the strike if solutions found, our news sources said.

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GMOA strike to continue indefinitely

The Executive Committee of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today decided to continue the countrywide token strike indefinitely. The decision was taken after an Emergency Executive Committee meeting was held at the GMOA Head Office at noon today. The trade union commenced the countrywide token strike at 8.00am toda

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NHSL increases capacity to handle dengue cases

The National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) yesterday said it had increased its capacity to handle dengue patients. Deputy Director General Health Services (National Hospital) Dr Anil Jasinghe said that one of the steps taken by the hospital was to allocate an eight bed cubicle for each of its 15 …

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Sri Lanka reduces charges for dengue tests as disease spreads

The government has taken measures to reduce the charges for the blood tests to identify dengue fever as the mosquito-borne disease has reached an epidemic level in the island. Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne announced that the charges for two blood tests to identify dengue have been …

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President Sirisena extols virtues of Yoga

Extolling the virtues of Yoga, President Maithripala Sirisena joined Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu, many Ministers and  large number of adherents of the discipline, to celebrate in advance the forthcoming International Yoga Day, at Independence Square yesterday.   Yoga is a school of Hindu philosophy advocating and prescribing a …

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Petroleum Collective resort to trade union action

Trade union action will be taken in near future against the plans to transfer ownership of the Trincomalee oil storage facility to foreign companies, the Petroleum Trade Union Collective said. The Convener of the Petroleum Trade Union Collective, D. J. Rajakaruna stated that the executive committee of the Collective would …

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