Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Customs Officials Have Destroyed Rs.30 Million Worth Contraceptive Injection Vials Brought To The Country Illegally

The Sri Lankan Customs Officials have today(23) destroyed 30,000 bottles of Depo Provera Contraceptive  Injection Vials worth Rs.30 million which were brought to the country illegally by a Pakistan National according to Customs Sources.the destruction took place at container yard in Orugodawatta (Colombo Suburbs).

The destroyed stock of Injection vials were found by Customs recently when they were stored inside  a container which contained Potatoes .the Paksitani National who was responsible for bringing  these Injection Vials illegally to Sri Lanka got arrested by Customs Officers when he came to release the container .

After finishing initial inquiries the suspected Pakistani National who brought those injection vials was fined Rs.500,000 by customs and moved him to the courts for further action.

A Special Plan To Dispose Electronic Waste From Government Hospitals

A Special Plan to safely  Disposing  Waste of Electronic Devices Used by Government Hospitals will be implemented Next Monday(28) from Colombo National Hospital according to Director General Of Health Services Dr.Palitha Mahipala.as Electronic Waste known as harmful to human health as well as the  environment it should be disposed in special way dr.Mahipala has said.

Addressing a Media Seminar held today(23) at Health Education Bureau in Colombo he has further said that due to the disposing of electronic waste to the environment in unsafe manner people will be exposed to   respiratory diseases like Asthma ,genetic deformities,Cancers, and Kidney Diseases as the plastic compound used when making   Electronic devises contains metals like Lead,Cadmium,Arsenic and Mercury .

Health Ministry To Introduce Cows Milk To The Government Institutions Instead Of Milk Powder

After months of heated arguments exchanged  between Government Medical Officers Association(GMOA) and Health Officials on DCD Contaminated imported milk powder issue ,the Ministry Of Health has finally decided to  stop consuming  milk powder in government institutions including health ministry it self by promoting  using  cow's milk in these institutions ministry sources said.

During the meeting held with members of Government Medical Officers Association(GMOA) last week health ministry secretary Dr.Nihal Jayathilake has informed GMOA delegation that the ministry has implemented the first step of the milking the nation with liquid milk programme   by introducing using of cows milk for nine general hospitals in nine districts and the health ministry it self.

All these Nine General Hospitals are now giving their patients Cows Milk instead of special Milk Powders and Health Ministry too switched on to use Cows Milk according Ministry sources.

Meanwhile Government Medical Officers Association has said that during their meeting Health Ministry Secretary he has appointed a four member committee to inspect the programme on promoting Liquid Milk In the country as well as the implementing ten proposal initiative handed over by GMOA to the Ministry.the committee has compromise with two Deputy Director Generals on Public Health Dr.Sarath Amunugama and Dr.Siyambalagoda ,GMOA representatives Dr.Nalinda Hearth and Dr.Thimothy Wickramasinha .

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