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Items filtered by date: Saturday, 10 June 2017

Appreciate move by Health Minister to import Dextran 40: GMOA

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday said that it appreciated Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne’s immediate and positive response to their reports of a shortage of Dextron 40, a drug used to treat dengue patients.

GMOA Media Spokesman Dr. Samantha Ananda told a news conference that Minister Senaratne had immediately agreed to import more Dextron 40 after the revelation made by the GMOA about the shortage of the drug in the country.

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Rs. 8 bln needed for repairs after recent disaster

More than Rs.8 billion is needed to repair the damage caused by the recent floods and landslides, Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadharashna Yapa informed Parliament yesterday. In response to a question asked by JVP MP Sunil Handunhetti, he said this amount could be recovered from the Insurance Trust Fund (ITF).

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Cops to get tough on child begging

In the wake of a sudden rise in child begging in the recent past, especially in the city of Colombo and its suburbs, the police have decided to initiate special raids to arrest those who forced children into begging, the Police Headquarters announced yesterday .

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Warnings were sent prior to disaster: Minister Yapa

The Disaster Management Ministry had sent warnings before the recent catastrophic flood, Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa yesterday said.

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