Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Inquiry On Registering Fraudulent Drug Company To Supply Cancer Injections To Be Completed In Two Weeks

The inquiry on Registering Fraudulent Drug Company in National Drug Authority under one day service to supply expensive Cancer Injections to Mahragama ,Cancer Hospital will be completed withing next two weeks according to Dr.Jayasundara Bandara who is conducting the inquiry .the report of the inquiry is scheduled to be handover to the Health Ministry Secretary Dr.Nihal Jayathilake Dr.Bandara said.

Meanwhile the Health Professionals Forum Against Government Corruption has protested the decision of Health Ministry Secretary to appoint Dr.Bandara who is the Deputy Director General Of Health Services in Dental Services by stating that  he has no knowledge on Cancer Drugs.the Forum has also said that Dr.Bandara is a batch mate of the Drug Authority Director Dr.Hemantha Beneragama so impartial inquiry cannot be expected from him,.

By denying the allegations  made against him by Health Professionals Forum  Dr.Bandara  has said that Dr.Beneragama is not his batch mate and he will continue his investigations in free and fair manner.

This inquiry is conducting under the instructions of President Mahinda Rajapaksha who has last week ordered Health Minister to inquire in the matter.

Government Has Lost Rs.112 Million Worth Tax Income Due To Illegally Imported Ethanol

Government has lost Rs.112 million worth tax income due to the illegally imported stock of ethanol found by Customs recently .the 74,480 liters of ethanol has found by customs recently stored in seven containers at Orugodawatta Container Yard.

This stock of Ethanol has been  imported to Sri Lanka illegally from Malaysia as Tar customs sources said.

Consumer Affairs Authority Has Found 13.5 Tonnes Of Hidden Milk Powder Stock

The Consumer Affairs Authority has  found a 13.5  tonne  Milk Powder Stock hidden inside  a well known Milk Powder Factory located in Welisara during a raid carried out by today(04)  .the hidden stock of Milk Powder is inside the factory besides releasing to the market.

The Authority has also found 540 Milk Powder Packs  contained 25 grammes of Milk Powder per pack from the same factory.Consumer Affairs Authority carried out this raid due to the complaints received by authority stating that
there's a  Milk Powder Shortage  in the market.

Government Has Allocated Only Rs.482 As Monthly Per Capita Health Expenditure For 2014

The government has only allocated around Rs.482 per person monthly as  their health expenditure for next year which is not a sufficient amount to deliver a quality health care service through government hospitals according to the Secretary of  of All Ceylon Medical Officers Association Dr.Jayantha Bandara .

"To deliver a good quality health care service under the free health care system in the country government should have increased this monthly health expenditure per person by few folds" he has from this years budget only allocated a sum of Rs.117 billion for the health sector expenditure for 2014 a Rs.8 billion short from  this years expenditure, authorities should at least try to allocate 5% of the estimated gross domestic product (GDP) of   next year Rs.9985 Billion  for the
health sector "Dr.Bandara has further said.

3 Million Sri Lankans Are Suffering From Some Form Of Disability-Dr Pinto

Around 3 million out of 20 million local population are suffering from some form of disability according to orthopedic Surgeon  Dr.Narendra Pinto.majority of these disabilities are occurred due to spinal injuries he has revealed.

 Government Hospital statistics have shown that around 1500-2000 people are admitting to hospitals annually due to spinal injuries he has further said.the majority of these victims are in the age group  between 51-60 and a significant number of young people too face spinal injuries annually  reports have revealed.

Addressing a press briefing held at Ministry Of Health in Colombo this morning to mark "International Day Of Disabled Persons " fall on 03rd of December  Dr.Pinto has pointed out that people should be careful when bringing accident victims to the  hospital as bringing them from some vehicles like  tri shaws will be harmful for their spines.

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 ...