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Minister Deputy Minister Secretary Director General
Hon. Maithripala
Sirisena
Hon. Lalith
Dissanayake
Mrs. Sudharma
Karunarathna
Dr. P G
Mahipala
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OUR VISION: A healthier nation that contributes to its economic, social, mental and spiritual development. ...more


Service excellence of Sri Lankan Doctors and Nurses prompts Maldivian Health Minister to seek service assistance from Sri Lanka

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The Health Minister of Maldives, Hon Dr Mariyam Shakeela on a recent visit to Sri Lanka requested, Hon Maithripala Sirisena, Health Minister of Sri Lanka to assist Maldives by sharing the services of Doctors and Nurses of Sri Lanka, as they poses high levels of expertise and exhibit higher service quality. The request was made when the Maldivian delegation met the Sri Lankan Health Minister at the Ministry of Health, Colombo.

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Korean Ambassador His Excellency Chang Won-Sam compliments the Minister of Health on achieving top health indices in South Eastern Asia

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Korean Ambassador His Excellency Chang Won-Sam met Minister of Health Hon. Maithreepala Sirisena at his official residence yesterday (2014-07-02 ), and had conversation on health affairs of the two countries. His Excellency Chang Won-Sam who was highly pleased with the work on improvement of free health services in Sri Lanka expressed his willingness to provide the financial contribution required to develop the hospitals in our country. In addition to that Korean Ambassador His Excellency Chang Won-Sam complimented the Minister of Health on achieving top health indices in South Eastern Asia.

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Four-storied Nursing Hostel constructed at a cost of 160 million rupees at the Cancer Hospital, Maharagama was declared open

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Four-storied Nursing Hostel constructed at the Cancer Hospital, Maharagama was opened yesterday (18th) by the Minister of Health Hon.Maithreepala Sirisena. This Hostel is capable of accommodating 400 nurses at once and the Government has spent Rs. 160 millions for the construction of this Hostel. Construct ion of this Hostel with all the facilities has provided a solution to the severe hostel problem which existed in the Cancer Hospital, Maharagama for the last 10 years.

 

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Sri Lanka and Bangladesh ink MOU on Procurement of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices between the Government of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

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A MOU on Procurement of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices between the Government of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka was signed by Hon. Maitripala Sirisena, Minister of Health of Sri Lanka, and Hon. Mohammed Nasim, Minister of Health & Family Welfare of Bangladesh on 23rd June 2014 at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of Bangladesh. The significant MOU was initially proposed during the visit of Sri Lankan Health Minister to Bangladesh in April 2013 as a measure to improve efficiency of supplying pharmaceuticals and medical devices to Sri Lankan government hospitals through a Government to Government basis.

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Dengue is on the rise – let’s get protected!

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Dengue is on the rise – let’s get protected!

What is dengue?

Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are four closely related but antigenically different serotypes of the virus that can cause dengue (DEN1, DEN 2, DEN 3, DEN 4).Dengue has a wide spectrum of infection outcome (asymptomatic to symptomatic). Symptomatic illness can vary from undifferentiated fever (viral syndrome), dengue fever (DF), dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue with unusual manifestations. DF and DHF comprise the bulk of symptomatic illness while unusual dengue is a rare entity (usually <1%).

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH
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No. 385, Rev. Baddegama Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha,
Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
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