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Minister Deputy Minister Secretary Director General
Hon. Maithripala
Hon. Lalith
Dr. Y.D. Nihal
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VISION: A Healthier Nation that contributes to its Economic, Social, Mental and Spiritual Development, ...more

WHO declares 11 states including Sri Lanka in the South-Eastern Asian region have eliminated Polio Virus.

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It has been declared on 27th March 2014 that 11 states including Sri Lanka in the South-Eastern Asian Region have eliminated polio virus, according to a study of WHO.


Trincomalee General Hospital comes under Ministry of Health – 08th April 2014

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As per a decision of the Eastern provincial council  Ministry of Health had been requested to take over the Trincomalee General Hospital by the Eastern provincial  Council.  Accordingly, Trincomalee  General Hospital was Taken over by the Ministry of Health, yesterday (07) at the Hospital with the participation of Hon. Minister of Health Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena, Hon. Deputy Minister of Health Mr. Lalith Dissanayake, Hon. Deputy Minister of Buddha sasana Mr. M.K.A.D.S. Gunawardhane, Hon. Governor of  the Eastern Province Rear Admiral Mr. Mohan Wijewickrama, Secretary of Health, Dr. Nihal Jayathilake.


World Oral Health Day

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“Celebrating Healthy Smiles” - World Oral Health Day 2014 The World Oral Health Day was celebrated on 20th March 2014 under the patronage of Hon. MaithripalaSirirsena, Minister of Health at the NelumPokunaMahindaRajapaksa Theatre precinct. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Healthy Smiles”. The celebrations were organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka Dental association and Unilever Sri Lanka. An arts and crafts exhibition, a health walk and anaward ceremony were held as activities during the day’s morning. The award ceremony at the Viharamahadevi Open Air Theatre applauded the winners of the arts and crafts competition and were given certificates and valuable gifts.

Inauguration of “Save Molar” project A special dental health project

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Inauguration of “Save Molar” project A special dental health project, “Protect Molar” was inaugurated on 13th March 2014 by Ministry of Health in view of protecting molar teeth of children. The twelve wide and flat surfaced teeth at the back of the mouth are called molar teeth. These teeth help us chew and grind food for easy digestion. These are the most essential teeth in the mouth. Yet molar teeth are susceptible for caries in a majority of school children. Around 60% of children have at least 4 decayed teeth at the time of schooling. To seal the rough and deep pitted surfaces on molar teeth a special pit and fissure sealer is used.

Medical Resonance Image (MRI) machine of Teaching Hospital Karapitiya on 15th March

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During the Health Week we have distributed 25 Brand New, highly expensive Medical Equipments to hospitals to be used for patient care – Dr. Nihal Jayathilaka, Secretary, Ministry of Health stated, opening the new MRI Unit of Teaching Hospital Karapitiya. Ministry of Health announced a National Health Week from 10th to 16th of March. Many development projects of hospitals island wide were initiated during this week and awareness programmes were carried out on diseases and prevention of which to the public. Dr. Nihal Jayathilaka, Secretary, Ministry of Health mentioned that 25 Brand New, highly expensive Medical Equipments were distributed within this one week.


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