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Health Ministry reduces registration fees for medicinal drugs

The Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has taken steps to reduce several fees required for registration of medicinal drugs. Accordingly, fees for drug registration under the National Medicines Regulatory Authority, new product registration and licensing fees have been reduced with effect from 5th January midnight. …

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GMOA threatens to resume agitation

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday warned of an alleged plot to legalise the medical degree awarded by the Private Medical College of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).   GMOA Secretary Dr Haritha Aluthge alleged that there were attempts by the Chairman of the Sri …

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Sri Lanka has 45,000 drug addicts – DDCB

It has been estimated that four kilos of heroin are consumed by 45,000 addicts in Sri Lanka. Dangerous Drugs Control Board (DDCB) Chairman Prof. Ravindra Fernando made this revelation during a media conference at the DDCB auditorium on December 29.   Prof. Fernando said the addicts consumed an estimated 1,478 …

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Doctors threaten strike on Jan. 10

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday said would launch a countrywide strike on January 10 against the government’s failure to pay their due allowances.   Addressing a news conference in Colombo, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said it would cost the government around Rs. 300 million per month to pay …

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Colombo could be like Delhi soon

Colombo could face air pollution issue like New Delhi soon, Central Environment Trust Director Sajeewa Chamikara said yesterday. He said that the city of Colombo could face an air pollution issue like New Delhi as a result of increased emissions. “These emissions remain in the lower atmosphere with the increase …

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About 2,766 HIV positive cases detected

Dr. Dharshanie Mallikaratne yesterday said at a clinic conducted by the Sabaragamus Provincial Council that there were 2,766 HIV positive patients in the country and 126 of them had been identified from the Ratnapura and Kegalle Districts.   She said the Health Services Department of the Provincial Council had subjected …

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Health Minister explains 5% price hike in medicines

Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today explained the reason to increase the prices of medicines in the market by five percent. According to Dr. Senaratne, the importers of pharmaceuticals had requested to increase their prices by 5 percent as they are incurring losses due to …

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Rajitha to net 30,000 quacks

Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne yesterday said that there were around 30,000 quacks practising medicine in the country.   Dr. Senaratne said that the ministry has received information of such bogus doctors operating dispensaries and treatment centers countrywide and that he sought the assistance of the …

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Grace period to register for private medical institutions

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne yesterday extended the grace period given to all private sector health institutions to register with the Health Ministry’s Private Sector Regulatory Unit (PHRU).   Dr. Senaratne, participating in discussions at the Health Ministry, on a report submitted by KPMG International, a world leader in audit, …

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