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Listed Sri Lanka hospitals have strong growth prospects: Fitch

Listed Sri Lanka hospitals have strong growth prospects: Fitch

Sri Lanka’s listed hospitals will continue to grow strongly given growing demand for private health care, although regulatory price controls will constrain profitability, Fitch Ratings said in a new report. Long-term demand drivers are intact for private hospital operators, the report on the sector said. “Increasing demand for…

Austrian banks grant Rs2.7bn interest free loans for university & health sectors

Austrian banks grant Rs2.7bn interest free loans for university & health sectors

Two Austrian banks have provided over 2.7 billion rupees worth interest free loans for health sector development and to improve university medical facilities, the Finance Ministry said. The Erste Bank of Austria has provided EUR 9.5 million (approximately SLR 1,810 million) interest free credit facility to enhance the…

Cuba pledged to support Sri Lanka’s health sector

Cuba pledged to support Sri Lanka’s health sector

The Cuban Government pledged extended its fullest support to develop the Sri Lankan health sector, Health Ministry spokesman said today. The Cuban public Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda pledged to support Sri Lanka in a meeting held with Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne at the International Convention “Cuba Salud…

Sri Lanka targets pharmaceuticals self-sufficiency with new zone

Sri Lanka targets pharmaceuticals self-sufficiency with new zone

 Efforts to increase domestic and foreign investment in Sri Lanka’s pharmaceuticals industry is set to boost output, Oxford…

Locally produced anti-venom vaccines by year-end

Locally produced anti-venom vaccines by year-end

Locally produced anti-venom (vaccines) for snake bites for five varieties of snakes will be available by the end…

President launches ‘Suraksha Insurance Scheme’ for children

President launches ‘Suraksha Insurance Scheme’ for children

“Current government is following the United Nations and international charters, agreements and statements on children while fulfilling a…

UK gifts 15 million pounds to minimize use of tobacco

UK gifts 15 million pounds to minimize use of tobacco

The UK has given 15 million pounds to Sri Lanka in support of the program to minimize the…

Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

All Sri Lankan girls aged above 10 will be vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Health Ministry…

More must be done to curb drug abuse in Sri Lanka: Premier

More must be done to curb drug abuse in Sri Lanka: Premier

Sri Lanka has become an international narcotics hub and more must be done to curb drugs abuse in…

800,000 Sri Lankans suffering from depression: WHO

800,000 Sri Lankans suffering from depression: WHO

World Health Organization office said that there are approximately 800, 000 people suffering from depression in Sri Lanka.…

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