The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) launched a 24 – hour island-wide strike action which commenced at 8 am today (22).
Tikiri, the skeletal 70-year-old female elephant which paraded in the Kandy Esala Perahara and whose poor health condition gained local and international attention is back at home at her owner’s house in Kegalle.
With the onset of Southwest monsoon, the threat of a dengue pandemic is on the rise again, Director General of Health Promotion Bureau (HBU), Aruna Jayasekara said.
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said that it would resort to an island-wide strike at any time from next Monday (19) over several demands.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the government is looking to make the Vanni district in the Northern Province one of the most developed parts of the island before 2024.
The Ministry of Health yesterday (07) advised the general public to refrain from using Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as well as steroids for dengue fever, as the use of such drugs by dengue patients has reportedly worsened their condition.
The Government Nursing Officers Association (GNOA) has called a 24-hour strike tomorrow (08), the President of GNOA Saman Rathnapriya said.
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has warned of a crisis situation in the health sector as state hospitals across the island undergo a critical shortage in essential pharmaceutical drugs.
Maternal mortality is on the rise in Sri Lanka, with close to 40 deaths per 100,000 live births being recorded, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) Secretary Dr. Kapila Jayaratne said.
The Government will take over all estate-sector hospitals in the near future with the goal of developing the estate hospital network, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said.