Tuesday, December 27, 2011

GMOA To Launch An Island Wide Strike After 31st Of December?

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has today warned the Health Authorities that government doctors  will launch an Island Wide Strike after  31st of December if the  authorities failed to issue the much awaited report of Committee appointed to review the quality of controversial Private Medical College situated in Malabe by 31st of December.

Speaking at the Press Briefing held at GMOA Office today (27) the assistant secretary of GMOA Dr.Sankalpa Marasinha has said that the deadline set by the committee it self to issue their report on Malabe Private Medical College had expired nearly a month ago and they should have respond the issue without delaying it further.The Executive Committee of GMOA is due to meet after 31st of December to decide the time frame of the proposed strike he stressed.

Non Communicable Diseases Amongst Sri Lankans Are In Increase Due To Bad Food Habits

The Non Communicable Diseases including Diabetes,High Blood Pressure and Stroke are in increase amongst Sri Lankans due to the higher daily  consumption of  Salt,Sugar and Oil  The head of the Nutrition Unit in Medical Research Institute Dr.Renuka Jayathissa has said today(27). According to Dr.Jayathissa the daily consumption of Salt,Sugar and Oil of Sri Lankans are  more than two times higher then the quantity required .

An average Sri Lankan consumed 10.8 -11 Grammes of Salt daily as the required quantity is around 5 Grammes and the quantity of Sugar and Oil are in the same status she has stressed."Now the comes to introduce low salt,sugar and oily Food Recipes to the public to avoid the spreading of non communicable diseases "Dr.Jayathissa further said.


Public should have use alternative ways when preparing meals like using Baking Method instead of frying food items with oil .She stressed.Dr.Jayathissa has expressed these views at the Media Seminar held today on "Healthy Living Style by reducing Salt and Sugar intake" held at Health Education Bureau today.

Presidential Election -Counting Of Ballot Papers Still Underway -District Results Of Jaffna And Wanni Had Been Announced

Counting the Ballot papers of Presidential election is still underway and only total results of two districts had been announced up to n...