Thursday, November 7, 2013

Around 15,000 Illegal Sri Lankan Workers Sent To Saudi Arabia Returned

Around 15,000 Illegal Workers stayed in Saudi Arabia were returned to the Island today(07) on an amnesty provided by Saudi Arabian Government the Sri Lankan Foreign Employment Bureau has said.according to the Bureau there's still around 1500 illegal Sri Lankan workers who are  stuck in Saudi Arabia due to not possessing the relevant documents.

Those illegal workers have reintroduced to the system upon which they will detained in camps up to 3-4 months and then released .

A Reasonable Number Of Thyroid Cancer Patients Has Annually Dying Due to Delaying Of Iodine Treatment-Oncologists

Around 500-600 Thyroid Cancer Patients have been reported throughout the Island annually and some of these patients have died due to the delaying of Radioactive Iodine Treatment according to Oncologists.already there are around 1200 thyroid cancer patients registered in Maharagama,Cancer Hospital for iodine treatment and the awaiting list for the treatment is three and half years long they have said.

To avoid delay of iodine treatment of thyroid cancer patients the Sri Lankan College Of Oncologists have been submitted a proposal to Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena on the way to enable these cancer patients to undergo iodine treatment withing one month period  after the must face surgery for them .

One of the senior Oncologists who meet the minister on last Tuesday to discuss this issue has told at a press briefing held in  the Government Medical Officers Association(GMOA) office this noon that few of the major points of the submitted proposal are activating the Iodine Treatment Unit opened in the Kurunagala Teaching Hospital three years back and setting up an iodine treatment facilities in an identified major government hospitals .

PSM'S,Nurses And Para Medics To Launch Two Day Island Wide Strike

The Professions Supplementary To Medicine(PSM's) ,Para Medical Officers and Nurses working in Government Hospitals and Health Institutions have decided to launch a two day island wide strike on 27th and 28th of this Month by demanding solutions for six of their unsolved service demands according to Joint Council Of Nursing,PSM'S And Para Medical Officers .

The joint convener of the Joint Council Saman Ratnapriya has said today(07) that due to the lack of interest shown in by Health Ministry Officials when finding solutions for  their  demands  the members have no other alternative  but to  go for a strike action.

Prior to the strike the three categories of Health Professionals Professions Supplementary To Medicine,Nurses and Para Medical Officers are due to launch protest campaigns in front of government hospitals in many districts including Colombo and Kandy from 18th to 22nd of November Ratnapriya has revealed.

Increasing the On Call,Disturbance and Transport Allowance,increasing overtime payments Rs.200 per hour among the demands submitted by Joint Council.

All Island Curfew Schedule To Be Changed From Tomorrow(06)

Government has amended  the current curfew schedule implemented in the country daily from tomorrow (06)according to the President's ...