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 Nursing Officers Association (GNOA) has called a 24-hour strike tomorrow (08), the President of GNOA Saman Rathnapriya said.
The Court of Appeal issued an interim order on Wednesday (31 July) directing Hayleys Free Zone Ltd and ETL Colombo Ltd to not move out or re-export any of the goods of the two alleged waste consignments lying at the Colombo Port and the Katunayake hub without prior approval of the Court.
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.
Fresh milk sachets will be provided to some 600,000 selected primary school students islandwide starting today (23 July) as part of a new state initiative titled 'Kiren Sapiri Deyak'.
Promising a speedy solution to the ongoing clinical waste controversy, the United National Party (UNP) said the crisis is yet another garbage-related issue dumped on the present Government by the previous administration.
A total of 29,123 dengue cases and 58 dengue deaths have been reported across the country as of yesterday (17 July), the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said.
Sri Lanka has eliminated measles, interrupting transmission of the indigenous virus that causes the killer childhood disease, the World Health Organisation said today (9 July).
A charity that has been providing free meals to thousands of people a day at three hospitals in and around Colombo has ceased operations allegedly due to political interference.