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Another mosquito control programme from tomorrow

The Health Ministry yesterday said it would launch a three-day mosquito control programme from Thursday (03) to minimise the increase in the insect density due to intermittent rains.   Ministry Spokesman, Prasanna Adhikari said the number of dengue patients had topped 115,605 while the death toll had risen from 301 …

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Minimum standard of medical education to be gazetted

Minimum standards of the Medical education in Sri Lanka will be gazetted in two weeks, the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said addressing a ceremony in Galle on Monday. The Minister today laid the foundation stone to build a five-storied building at Nurses College in …

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About 8,000 cases of dengue reported weekly – Expert

Community Physician, National Dengue Control Programme (NDP), Dr Nimalka Pannilahetti yesterday said the number of dengue cases in the country from the beginning of the year to date had reached a startling 105,000 while the number of dengue deaths had topped 300.   Addressing a media workshop on ‘Dengue Prevention, …

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Dengue cases up by 6.2 p.c in Kandy

Spread of Dengue in Kandy has not eased instead it has increased by 6.2 per cent, disclosed Central Province Epidemiologist Dr. Samera Liyanage at the monthly meeting of the Kandy district Co-ordinating Committee on Monday (24).   Dengue cases in the Central province as recorded had risen to 6337 in …

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GMOA suspends strike

The GMOA has suspended their strike action, which began this morning (25), at 8.30am, our news sources said. Representatives of the GMOA (Government Medical Officers Association) met with the Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayake to discuss the issues the association wants solutions for, including the problem regarding the …

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Dengue cases keep climbing

The number of dengue deaths since January this year had increased to 292 and that of the patients had climbed to 103,114 as at yesterday, Consultant Physician of the National Dengue Control Unit Dr. Prashila Samaraweera told local newspaper .She said that 30 percent of dengue patients were schoolchildren.   …

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Dr. Neville Fernando to settle all loans in 10 years

The South-Asian Institute for Technology and Medicine (SAITM) today said that as per the Cabinet Memorandum approved by the Cabinet, the mortgage rights of the Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) will remain with the Bank of Ceylon (BoC) until such time all loans are repaid by SAITM within the …

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Government to take over The Neville Fernando Hospita

The government has decided to take over the controversial private hospital, Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) in Malabe as a solution to resolve the controversy surrounding the South Asian institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) affiliated with the hospital. Minister of Health, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that the function …

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