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Second heart transplant patient not lucky

Nineteen-year-old Sachini Sewwandi who underwent a heart transplant at the cardio thoracic unit of the Kandy hospital on Sept 27 died on Saturday.   Sewwandi is said to have died from a bacterial infection.It was the country’s second heart transplant surgery.   The second successful heart transplant operation was carried out …

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Sri Lanka to receive new international support on tobacco control

Sri Lanka has been selected to receive dedicated international support through the United Nations to take action to reduce tobacco use. Tobacco use is extremely harmful for health and is one of the world’s leading causes of premature death.  Tobacco use is a cause of many life-threatening diseases including cancer, …

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Fertility rate among Lankan women 2.2

The Demographic and Health Survey report 2016 has revealed that the total fertility rate among women in the reproductive age now stands at 2.2. Contraceptive prevalence rate which reflects the use of contraceptives among currently married women is 65 percent.   The report of the Demographic and Health Survey (DgHS– …

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Dengue eradication week on MoH deploys 3,000 teams this time

The Ministry of Health is deploying over 3,000 teams during the dengue eradication week, which commenced yesterday, Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne said. “Sixty-eight teams have been deployed in the CMC area and they will investigate sites for four days,” he said. The Minister of Health added that there are …

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Report of the Presidential Committeeto SAITM handed over to President

The Presidential Committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to resolve the issue of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) handed over its report to the President on the 11th September, 2017, Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said. The ‘Presidential Committee to Resolve Issues Related to SAITM’ was …

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Doctors strike in five districts today

The Secretary of the Government Medical Officers’ Association, Dr Haritha Aluthge warned that doctors would stage a token strike in five districts including Colombo and Gampaha simultaneously during the final lap of the vehicle parade organised by the People’s Movement Against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (PMASAITM) …

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SC to take up Medical Council’s SAITM appeal on Thursday

The Supreme Court yesterday re-fixed for support on September 14 and 15 the appeal filed by the Sri Lanka Medical Council, against the Court of Appeal judgement dated 31 January 2017, which made a mandatory order on the Sri Lanka Medical Council, to register the medical graduates of the South …

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