Author Archive for Health

Coronavirus: 6 more deaths and 195 new cases reported

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed 06 more Covid-19 related deaths in the country for yesterday (Aug 15).  The Department of Government Information reported that all the victims are over 60 years of age and include three males and three females. Meanwhile another 195 new cases of coronavirus have been detected […]

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COVID: Three deaths and 129 cases confirmed

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s death toll from Covid-19 climbed to 16,624 today after the Director General of Health Services confirmed 03 more Covid-19 related deaths in the country for yesterday (Aug 14).  Two victims were aged 60 years and above, and the remaining one was aged between 30-59 years, according to the Govt. Information Department. […]

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Coronavirus: Five more deaths and 181 new cases reported

Saturday, August 13th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s death toll from Covid-19 climbed to 16,619 today after the Director General of Health Services confirmed 09 more Covid-19 related deaths in the country for yesterday (Aug 12).  According to the Govt. Information Department, all five victims were aged 60 years and above. Three were males and the remaining two were […]

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COVID: Nine more deaths & 227 new cases reported

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Director-General of Health Services confirmed 06 new coronavirus-related deaths for August 09. This brings the country’s death toll from the pandemic to 16,603. The deaths reported today include 04 males and 05 females above the age of 60 years, according to the figures released by the Department of Government Information.  Meanwhile, 227 more […]

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Six more Covid-19 deaths, 214 cases reported

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Six new coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed for yesterday by the Director-General of Health Services bringing the country’s death toll to 16,594. Also, 214 persons tested positive for COVID-19 today. Accordingly, Covid-19 cases reported in the country since the pandemic began rose to to 6667,158

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Sri Lanka reports three more Covid-19 deaths

Sunday, August 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed three more Covid-19 related deaths for yesterday (06 August). All three patients are males above the age of 60 years, according to the Department of Government Information.

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Four new COVID-related deaths confirmed

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services today confirmed 04 new coronavirus-related deaths for August 04, pushing the country’s death toll from the pandemic to 16,578. The deaths reported today include 02 males and 02 females, according to the figures released by the Department of Government Information.  The two female victims and one of the […]

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“අරගලයේ තරුණයින් අතර මානසික ව්‍යාකුලතා ඉතා ඉහලයි. හීනමානය නිසා යතාර්ථය වැසි ගිහින්. ඔවුන් පුනුරුථාපනය කළ යුතුයි – විශේෂඥ මනෝවෛද්‍ය පි.කේ. කඳපොලආරච්චි

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Lankalead මාස හතරකට වැඩි කාලයක් තිස්සේ අරගල බිමේ ඉන්න තරුණ තරුණියන් බහුතරයකට අවිවේකි බව, මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය භාවිතාව ඉතා ඉහල විම, ස්ථිර වාසස්ථාන නොමැතිව අව්වෙන් වැස්සෙන් පීඩා විඳීම, පෝෂණ ආහාර නොමැතිකම, නින්ද නොලැබීම, සනීපාරක්ෂාව නොමැතිකම, ලිංගික කටයුතු සිදු නොවීම, අභ්‍යන්තර කාන්ඩායම් අතර ගැටුම්, අපේක්ෂා බංගත්වය ආදී මානසික ආතතිය වැඩි කරන විෂාදය සඳහා වන සියලු නරක සාධක සියල්ල […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 122 new Covid-19 cases and 08 more deaths

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 122 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 666,086.  Meanwhile, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed 08 new coronavirus-related deaths […]

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Seven more COVID-related deaths confirmed

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 07 coronavirus-related deaths for August 01, increasing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 16,566. The deaths reported today include 03 males and 04 female patients, according to the Government Information Department. Two of the Covid-19 victims were between the ages 30-59 […]

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More COVID infections and deaths reported today

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 83 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 today, bringing the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 665,526.  Following the new development, the number of patients under medical care or receiving home-based care now stands at 922. Meanwhile, the death toll moved to […]

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Covid: Five more deaths, 143 new cases added to total count

Friday, July 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that 143 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 665,543.  Meanwhile, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed 05 new coronavirus-related deaths […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 119 new Covid-19 cases and five more deaths.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 5 deaths and 119 infections of Covid-19 reported yesterday (July 25). The new development brings the total number of Covid-19 related cases confirmed in the country to 665,094 and the death toll to 16,544. According to the Department of Government Information, the victims include three males […]

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Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka on the rise again

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana There has been a minor increase in the number of Covid-19 patients detected within Western Province and other provinces, according to the Health Ministry’s Director of Medical Technical Services and Chief Coordinator for COVID-19, Dr. Anwar Hamdani. Speaking to the media today (25), he said that the people should once again start following […]

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74 filling stations allocated to supply fuel for health workers.

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Arrangements are being to dispense fuel volumes to vehicles of health sector employees every Friday at 74 filling stations island-wide, Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella says. In a tweet, the lawmaker posted the list of filling stations allocated for the employees of the health sector to obtain fuel. Earlier this month, the representatives […]

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Iranians to dispatch medicine & physicians to Sri Lanka

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Pir-Hossein Kolivand, Head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has said that the society is ready to send medicine and physicians to Sri Lanka. Kolivand made the remarks in a meeting with the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran G.M.V. Wishwanath Aponsu, noting that the IRCS, in […]

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LRH says 20% children admitted suffer from malnutrition

Sunday, June 5th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Doctors at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH) for Children have made a startling discovery, with studies showing that 20% of children admitted to the hospital suffer from malnutrition. While the cause of malnutrition can be attributed to the ongoing economic crisis and food shortage, the situation could be averted if the children are […]

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ලෙඩ්ඩු හරවා යවන්න නීතියෙන් ඉඩක් නැති ලන්ඩන් දොස්තරලා  

Monday, May 16th, 2022

ගාල්ලේ දෙව්සිරි පී. හේවාවිදාන ලන්ඩන් නුවර සිට ලියයි මැයි 15 ඉරිදා සති අග අරුණ ලෙඩේ මොකක්ද ඔයා මොන පක්ෂෙද තමන්ගෙන් ප්‍රතිකාර ගන්නට ආ ප්‍රසන්න රණතුංග මන්ත්‍රිවරයාට දේශපාලන හේතූන් මත ප්‍රතිකාර නොකළ විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍යවරයෙක් වන මහාචාර්ය රනිල් ජයවර්ධන එක් පිරිසකට වීරයෙකි. තවත් පිරිසකට ද්‍රෝහියෙකි. ඒ අතරේ සැත්කමට භාජනය කර සිටි විමලවීර දිසානායක මන්ත්‍රිවරයාට රෝහලේදි සෞඛ්‍ය කාර්ය […]

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Minster Prasanna Ranatunga refused treatment (Video)

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News circulating on social media recently stated that a doctor at a private hospital in Colombo had refused to treat  Minister Prasanna Ranatunga who had come to him for treatment. Several parties expressed their views regarding the refusal of a doctor to attend to the Minister. The Sri Lanka Medical Association says this […]

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Bangladesh sends medical supplies worth US$ 2.32 million to Sri Lanka

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Dhaka, May 5 (newsin.asia): The Government of Bangladesh donated much needed medical supplies to the people of Sri Lanka at the request of the Sri Lankan Government at a simple ceremony held at the State Guest House Padma in Dhaka on May 5. The urgent medical supplies provided are of a total value […]

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Sri Lanka sends SOS for lifesaving and emergency medicine supplies

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

Priyanka Sharma Courtesy LiveMint Sri Lanka is seeking emergency aid to secure lifesaving drugs amid its worst economic crisis. The island nation, which imports 85% of its medicine requirements, has run out of dollars to pay for imports, putting its healthcare system on the brink of collapse NEW DELHI : Sri Lanka has reached out to […]

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Sri Lanka makes face masks mandatory again

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services today said the lifting of mandatory requirement to wear face masks outdoors is temporarily suspended, considering the large public gatherings currently taking place in the country. DGHS Dr. Asela Gunawardena therefore stated that face masks should be worn outdoors as done before. Issuing a press release, he […]

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Hospitals run out of endotracheal tubes for new-borns: Neonatologist

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror All paediatricians and neonatologists in the country are in dilemma due to the absence of Endotracheal (ETT) Tubes for the ventilation of new-born babies, infants and children, Castle Street Teaching Hospital Consultant Neonatologist Dr. L.P.C. Saman Kumara said. He said it will be very soon all hospitals will run out of […]

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Special official appointed to coordinate with stakeholders to maintain healthcare services

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Director General of Health Services Dr Asela Gunawardena has appointed an official coordinator to maintain uninterrupted healthcare services and facilitate medicinal and equipment donations to Sri Lanka. Accordingly, Director Medical Technology Services at Health Ministry Dr. Anver Hamdani has been appointed as the coordinating officer on behalf of Ministry of […]

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Scientists Finally Have Clues About What We See When We Die

Friday, April 8th, 2022

Daisy Hernandez Courtesy msn.com For the very first time, scientists have recorded the brain waves of a dying person. The recordings indicate that there could be some truth to the statement my life flashed before my eyes” when someone has a near-death experience. The findings, which have been published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, are not comprehensive because the patient […]

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SLMA urges govt to secure funding to fulfill basic needs of hospitals

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) on Thursday said there is an acute shortage of essential medicines, reagents, equipment and consumables in government hospitals and the private healthcare sector in Sri Lanka.  In a letter addressed to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the SLMA Medical Intercollegiate Committee called for urgent corrective measures for the crisis […]

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Covid: Four more deaths, 238 new cases added to total count

Saturday, March 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 238 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 657,791.  According to official figures, 624,592 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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China-aided hospital in Sri Lanka completes 1st organ transplant

Friday, March 18th, 2022

Xinhua COLOMBO, March 18 (Xinhua) — A specialized nephrology hospital in Sri Lanka, built with the assistance of the Chinese government, has successfully performed a kidney transplant surgery from a living donor recently, the first of its kind since the operation of the hospital. The China-Sri Lanka Friendship National Nephrology Hospital said the recipient of […]

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COVID: Three more deaths and 288 new cases confirmed

Friday, March 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 288 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 657,723.  According to official figures, 624,521 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 03 more Covid-19 deaths, 301 new cases

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another three coronavirus related deaths for March 16, pushing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 16,419.  This figure includes two males and one female patient while all three deceased are over the age of 60 years.  Meanwhile the Health Ministry says that […]

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