Monday, August 31, 2009

Obescity Reducing Surgeries At A Govt.Hospital Suspended After Beautician's Death

All Obesity Reducing Surgeries performed at the South Colombo Teaching Hospital suspended by the Health Ministry following the death of a Beautician who under went above Surgery.The Beautician who was a resident in Rathnapura District outside Colombo under went a Gastric Bypass Surgery to reduced her Overweight a weak ago at the Hospital and died after 6 days due to the Complications related to the Surgery.

The Specialist Doctor who performed the Surgery was charged Money from the Patient which is banned in Government Hospitals according to the Health Ministry.

Responding to the Charges of the Ministry The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA)today said Obesity Reducing Surgeries are performed under Medical Conditions and it is not a Cosmectic Surgery charged as the Health Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva.The Patient bought a Gun Pin Mechine which is used to stich Intestines from the Private Sector as it is not provided by the Ministry free of charge GMOA claimed.

If the Health Authoruties going to suspend above Obescity Reducing Surgeries due to the Cost factor then they should have suspended Other special Surgeries including Cattaract Surgeries the Association pointed out.

Prices Of Domestic Gas Cylinders To Be Increased

The Domestic Gas Cylinder Prices will increased with the effect from Midnight today(31) according to the Minister Of Consumer Affairs Bandula Gunawardana.Under the New Price Revision the Price of the 12.5 K.G Shell Gas Cylinder will be Rs.1550 and the Laugfs Gas Cylinder will be Rs.1476.

Sri Lankan Court Sentenced Tamil Editor For 20 Years Imprisonment

High Court In Colombo today sentenced the Editor of the North Eastern Tamil Monthly Magazine Mr.J.S Tissanayagam who was under custody since last year 20 years of Hard Labor Imprisonment under the Prevention Of Terrorism Act.

He was found guilty of three Charges leveled against him under the Act and became the First Journalist in Sri Lanka to be convicted by a Court in Sri Lanka.Tissanayagam was arrested by the Police on March last year charging that he was having links with the LTTE Rebels who fought for a separate state in Sri Lanka for nearly two decades.He was writing articles to his Magazine at the time of his arrest.

Western Governments and Press Freedom Groups condemning his arrest.He was offered the Minimum Sentence under the Terrorism Prevention Act.

CID Have Arrested Two Persons Over Addresing A Press Briefing On White Abductions

Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officials have last night(13)arrested two persons at a cafe in Mahara area over  participating ...