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No foreign kidneys transplants in SL: Rajitha

The Health Ministry has suspended kidney transplants in Sri Lanka with kidneys obtained from foreigners and also requests private hospitals not to charge any fee from those who come forward to donate organs or pay for their organs, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said. The Minister added that these decisions …

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World Bank praises Sri Lanka’s Health service

The World Bank praises the public health service in Sri Lanka by saying that There are few if any other low or middle-income countries that have public health service like in Sri Lanka, simultaneously achieved strong health outcomes, good financial protection and low cost. In a publication on universal health …

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GMOA welcomes SAITM solution

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA), welcoming President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to absorb students from the Medical School of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) into the Kotalawela Defence University’s Medical Faculty, yesterday said that, however, the issue was far from over.   GMOA Secretary, Dr Haritha …

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Maharagama Apeksha Hospital gets PET Scanner

The positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, purchased with the funds collected from the public through a fundraising campaign supported by Manusath Derana, is currently in the process of being installed at a newly-built building of the Apeksha Hospital in Maharagama. The installation process is likely to be concluded within the …

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Police makes 1670 arrests

Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that the Police made 1670 arrests on  30th night , following a special island wide operation. During the operation 3715 files were filed for traffic violations. 719 suspects were charged for drunk driving while a further 554 were charged for minor crimes. 5 …

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Docs to commence a token strike

The government doctors will commence an island-wide one day token strike from 8 am today, our news sources said. This was earlier warned by the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA).

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GMOA to launch one day token strike tomorrow

The Government Medical Officers’ Association announced today that all medical practitioners will go on a one day token strike tomorrow (30). GMOA officials stated that the token strike will be conducted as a warning prior to a major strike that will be launched in the near future. It has been …

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Health Ministry claims drastic drop in dengue

Around 4,900 dengue patients had been reported from January 1 to 27, health ministry officials said.   However, it was a drastic decrease compared to the corresponding period last year, community physician at the National Dengue Eradication Unit, Dr. Prasheela Samaraweera said. “In January 2017, we received 10,927 cases. The …

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Private hospitals to be regulated from Feb.04

Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne said on Saturday that he will commence regulating private hospitals in the country from Feb 4 come what may.   Addressing a ceremony to mark the laying of a foundation stone for a nine-storeyed ward complex at a cost of Rs …

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