Two-day dengue prevention program in Jaffna

A two-day dengue prevention program will be held yesterday  in the Public Health Inspector areas of Jaffna, Government Information Department said. Over 25 groups comprising of army and police officers, and other government authorities will join the program, where they will visit the premises and take necessary remedial and legal …

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Sri Lanka 84th on global hunger index

Sri Lanka ranks 84th out of 119 countries on the global hunger index — behind Nepal, Myanmar and Iraq but ahead of Pakistan and India, according to a report. The country was ranked at 87 in last year’s report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). As per the …

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Twenty percent of state employees suffer from stress

According to statistics at the Mental Health Unit of the Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry, one in five public sector employees suffers from stress, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said. Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne revealed this at the opening ceremony of the Pearl Child Guidance center …

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GMOA, Health Ministry lock horns on appointment list

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) had so far not submitted its observations on the post intern appointment list, the Health Ministry said yesterday.   Health Secretary Janaka Sugathadasa said the GMOA was expected to submit its observations to the Ministry by Wednesday (04). At a meeting on Monday the GMOA had been given …

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New dialysis unit established at Colombo National Hospital

Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says fully pledged free health services have been established in the country as a result of the successful program being implemented by the government in the health field. The Minister was speaking at the opening ceremony of the new dialysis unit at Colombo National Hospital Thursday …

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GMOA opposes appointment of Colvin as SLMC Chairman

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday accused Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne of disregarding the instructions of Premier Ranil Wickremasinghe by appointing Prof. Colvin Guneratne as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC).   GMOA Secretary Dr Haritha Aluthge said the PM had specifically instructed the Minister Senaratne …

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