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Dengue threat on the rise, more than 36 000 patients reported

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.


Govt nurses ready to strike

The Government Nursing Officers Association (GNOA) has called a 24-hour strike tomorrow (08), the President of GNOA Saman Rathnapriya said.


Court orders Hayleys, ETL to not re-export waste containers

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 on the rise in SL

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.


Govt. to take over all estate hospitals – Rajitha

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 for 600,000 school kids from today

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'.


Previous govt allowed import of clinical waste – UNP

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.


Dengue threat on the rise; nearly 30,000 cases reported

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 eliminates measels – WHO

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).


Opposition MP’s allegation forces shut down of free food programme

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.


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