Friday, August 13, 2010

General Sarath Fonseka Found Guilty In First Court Martial

Former Army Commander Retired General Sarath Fonseka today found guilty by  the first Court Martial and sending him a dishonorable discharge from his ranking which has to be approved by the president.

General Sarath Fonseka is currently facing  two Court Martial Trials and imprisoned under the security forces since last February.

WHO Donated 1900 Vials Of Life Saving Dengue Injections To Sri Lanka

World Health Organization(WHO) Colombo office yesterday donated 1900 Vials of "Dextran-40" which is used to expand the Blood Plasma" of the critically ill Dengue patients to the Health Minister Maithreepala Sirisena.These  Injections which can be injected  to the patients through saline is made in Thailand and known as life saving drug of the Dengue Patients who are in critical state.

Ministry of Health already imported and distributed 300 vials of this injection to the   territory care Hospitals in the Island and another stock of 145o vials are scheduled to arrive shortly according to the Ministry sources.The WHO Representative in Colombo Dr.F.R Mehetha made the donation to the Health Minister yesterday.

BTI Bacteria Ready For The Local Market-Dr.Radhika Samarasekere

The Locally made BTI Bacteria which is used to destroy Dengue Mosquito Lavae can be released anytime if the Ministry Of Health make an order the Officer who developed BTI Bacteria locally Dr.(Mrs) Radhika Samarasekere said today.According to her the Bacteria already received the registration here and the Prodution too got completed.

"We can produce any amount which can meet the local demand and and it's cost effective comparing to the same Bacteria made in Cuba she further stressed.She revealed this at a Seminar held today at the Sri Lanka Medical Association(SLMA) Auditorium on  "Dengue Prevention Strategies".

Common drug could prevent thousands of head injury deaths

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/oct/14/common-drug-could-prevent-thousands-of-head-injury-deaths