Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Hon. Dr. Rajitha Senaratne instructed to the officials of the Ministry at the monthly staff meeting held recently to fill the existing vacancies of the Ministry Midwifery Services with immediate effect.
Existing Vacancies in Ministry to be filled
Action to be taken to issue prescriptions in generic drug names within the next two years
Honorable Dr. Rajitha Senarathne assumes duties as Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
Honorable Dr. Rajitha Senarathne who took oaths as the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine on the 4th of September, assumed duties at his office, at the auspicious time of 10.07am today 11th of September, 2015. Honorable Maithripala Sirisena, The President at Sri Lanka also participated at this function.
The Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Wins the World Health Organization World No Tobacco Day 2015 Award
Every Year, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. This recognition takes the from of WHO Director – General special recognition Awards, World No Tobacco Day Awards, and in 2015 the Honorable Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine of Sri Lanka Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, has won this prestigious award from the South East Asia Region.
Introducing the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)
Introduced a new injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) for the National Immunization Programme in Sri Lanka. Inauguration Ceremony and the Immunization Clinic was held on 4th July, 2015 at the Maharagama MOH office with the participation of Dr. Palitha Mahipala, Director General of Health Services
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