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National Health Policy from today in Sri Lanka


Wednesday, 2 January 2013 - 3:46 AM SL Time

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The newly drawn up National Health Policy is to be implemented from today, the Ministry of Health said yesterday.

Minister of Health, Maithripala Sirisena declared the policy will be implemented from 1 January 2013 to 2017, and it will focus on improving the standards in the health sector.

The policy, which had been in the pipeline for two years, was formed by the Planning Division of the ministry, under the guidance of Minister Sirisena, with experts from the health sector, provincial health officials and various professionals from a number of fields, coming together to cover 24 separate units belonging to the health sector.

Minister Sirisena said the newly formed policy will address a new target to be achieved in the health sector each year, and said it had outlined the monetary allowances for each step as well as a detailed course of action for achieving each milestone.


He said the five-year policy had the potential to achieve a lot more than the previous National Health Policy, which was drawn up to address the concerns of the health sector for just one year.

Minister Sirisena placed emphasis on the fact that Sri Lanka was head and shoulders above other Asian countries when it came to the number of cases of non-infectious diseases. He pointed out that over 650 deaths occurred per day in Sri Lanka due to such diseases as heart attacks, diabetes, cancers, respiratory diseases and high blood pressure.


The ministry has decided on the year 2013 as the year to combat such non-infectious diseases, and carry out programmes to create awareness among the public of the effects of alcoholism and smoking.

Minister Sirisena also said steps will be taken to create awareness among the people on the ill effects of smoking, and this will include the passing of the law mandating that 80% of a cigarette pack should be covered with depictions of mouth cancer, as well as a number of other new laws in an effort to make the policy effective.



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So What was the policy before this ?

And what is the new policy ?
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Kawde danne wije , wedak balagenna inna hondey
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Either Maitripala Sirisena or the vandibattaya who wrote article was dishonest, OR both got together to set up readers.

They added a nice title and discussed some crap.
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Dehiwala police had allegedly stripped a woman naked and beaten her up following her arrest over a drug related charge.

The victim made a statement to the Mt. Lavinia court today (Jan. 01).

She said police had assaulted her, demanding her to admit having heroin in her possession.

The woman told magistrate Nirosha Fernando she had neither used nor possessed drugs.

After strongly reprimanding police over the incident, the magistrate ordered the Dehiwala police OIC to submit a report.


Hak hak hak !

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Seventy per cent of children suffer from insomnia, says neurologist Anuruddha Padeniya.

This could lead to chronic neurological disorders among them, he warns.

Dr. Padeniya says research into this condition will be expanded this year to find remedies.


Nation of Insomnia !
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I think Sri Lanka had hospitals since the ancient times. These guys talk health policy now.
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Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant (LCPP) spokesman said Chinese and Sri Lankan engineers yesterday completed the month-long overhaul of the 600 MWs power plant.

We expect to fire the boilers tomorrow and hope the power generated by LCPP can be added to the national grid before Thursday, he said.

Power generation at the LCPP was suspended in November to allow for a complete overhaul of the plant which has undergone a series of breakdowns.


Badu comeing !

20th Opening !

Next big Explosion and human casualties.....
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what is the new policy ?


National Kade Yawana policy changed to Nation Kade Yana Policy.

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It was not many moons ago that a top cricketing personality of this country died in a leading private hospital in Colombo, amid events that were by any reckoning controversial. The untimely death of this otherwise healthy person and the events that surrounded his death and immediate post-death scenario are enough to raise many an eye-brow as to the functioning of the private health sector in this country.

According to family members, having walked into the hospital for an endoscopic test as an out-patient procedure, he was dead and gone the next day. Endoscopic test, a relatively harmless procedure, is done using a fibro-optic device to visualise the upper gastro-intestinal tract for detection of pathological conditions there. While this investigation was being carried out he was supposed to have developed a myocardial infarction, for which an emergency operation was performed. The patient did not recover consciousness, necessitating artificial ventilation in the ICU for the next few remaining hours of his life.

This whole scenario, which took barely 26 hours to unfold, culminated in the dead patient s family getting a bill to the tune of Rs. 2 million. However, with some internal influence within the hospital, the bill was slashed by Rs. 800,000. Finally, a Rs. 1.2 million bill was settled before the body was released.



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State owned banking giant Bank of Ceylon (BOC) Chairman Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe says he would resign from the bank on January 08, after President Mahinda Rajapaksa, whom he is related to, accepted his resignation which he had tendered last August.

'Since I took over in 2007, BOC s profits, assets, deposits and trade have all grown more than three times. I have achieved all my targets so I have decided to resign. Another reason for my resignation is the Treasury s inability to increase the bank s capital. Without adequate capital the bank cannot reach greater heights, such as expand overseas. Each year, one third of the profit is ploughed back into capital and this would be enough to maintain the status-quo. Unaudited accounts for 2012 indicates a profit of Rs. 20 billion, no other entity in this country can come close to this. I have brought the bank to such a level that anyone (as chairman) can comfortably continue the good work,' Dr. Wickramasinghe told journalists yesterday (01).

Dr. Wickramasinghe said BOC s capital adequacy was well within the regulatory requirement.

'Without fresh capital it would be impossible for the bank to reach greater heights and realise its true potential. We submitted a proposal to the Treasury before the budget, suggesting methods that can be used which would not burden the Treasury or the bank, but unfortunately we did not get a favourable response,' the BOC Chairman said not elaborating, although hinting at a bond issued up to US$ 500 million, which the bank was quite capable of achieving.

He said his resignation was tendered to President Mahinda Rajapaksa in August but agreed to stay on until a suitable replacement was found.

'My only request to the President was that a political henchman should not be appointed because this could unravel all that we have achieved. There have always been pressure from politicians for jobs and loans but we have always mitigated this and did things by the book, otherwise the bank cannot survive,' Dr. Wickramasinghe said.

Media reports hinted at some friction between Dr. Wickramasinghe and the President s son Namal Rajapaksa MP, allegedly over jobs or loans, which we cannot verify.

'He is a young politician and you know how young people are. He asked me a certain question and I gave him a suitable answer but that was that. There is no friction or problem between us,' he said in response to a question whether his resignation had anything to do with Namal Rajapaksa.



National Adagena Nana Policy !

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