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Introduction of Neonatal Transport Service to the Sabaragamuwa Province

Neonatal Transport Service was introduced to the Sabaragamuwa Province on the 3rd of March 2017 at the the workshop held at the Provincial General Hospital, Ratnapura under the patronage of  Dr. S.P.L,Ranaweera, Director, PGH, Ratnapura. Dr. Kumudini Cooray, Consultant Paediatrician in Charge of the Neonatal Unit at PGH, Ratnapura was the coordinator of the programme.
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By | March 28th, 2017|Home Articles, Latest News, News & Media|0 Comments

Two Eminent Paediatricians Receive National Honours

Two senior Professors of Paediatrics, Professor Priyani Soysa and Professor Harendra de Silva was conferred National Honours by His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena at a ceremony held at Nelumpokuna on the 20th of March 2017. Professor Soysa received the ‘Deshamanya’ honour while Professor de Silva received the ‘Vidya Jyothi’ honour. The President, Dr. LakKumar
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By | March 21st, 2017|Home Articles, Latest News, News & Media|0 Comments

Major Dengue Outbreak in Kinniya

A major Dengue outbreak has hit the areas of Trincomalee and Kinniya which has led to more than 12 deaths in Kinniya alone and a few more in Trincomalee. Due to the alarmingly high numbers of cases flowing to these hospitals the available medical and nursing staff were unable to cope with it. On an
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By | March 21st, 2017|Home Articles, Latest News, News & Media|0 Comments

Harmful Food Advertising and alarming rise in NCDs

Non communicable diseases such as childhood obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure are rapidly plaguing the health of youngsters while many health critics claim that advertising unhealthy food, targeting school children is the root cause for such ailments. Speaking at a seminar titled “Unethical and Harmful Food Advertising and Promotion” organized by the Sri Lanka
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By | February 6th, 2017|News & Media|0 Comments

Health camp at Aranayake for victims of land slides and floods

A group of Paediatricians  together with a few Senior Registrars  and 4 nurses from Mawanella Hospital visited the  areas badly affected by the land slides and floods in Aranayake. We took with us all the essential medicines and conducted three medical clinics in Dippitiya, Hathgampola and in Ambalakanda. We  also distributed clothes and other
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By | February 6th, 2017|News & Media|0 Comments

Trail blazing ‘Sim Junior’ and ‘Sim B New’ open new chapter in paediatric care here

The Sunday Times of Sunday the 31st of July 2016

By | February 6th, 2017|News & Media|0 Comments

Jaffna Medical Faculty won the 10th Inter Faculty Paediatric Quiz

The 10th Inter Faculty Paediatric Quiz organized by the SLCP was held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute at Colombo 7 on 6th of November 2016. Eight teams participated in the Quiz and it was keenly contested. More than 200 medical students attended the event with their senior lecturers. The team from Jaffna Medical Faculty
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By | February 6th, 2017|News & Media|0 Comments

8th Annual Paediatric Nursing Congress

The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians together with the Paediatric Nursing Association organized the 8th Annual Paediatric Nursing Congress which was held on the 5th of August 2016 at the Grand Crystal ballroom of the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo. The Chief Guest was the Honorable Minister of Health,  Dr. Rajitha Senarathne and Dr Palitha Mahipala,
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“Ophthalmology for the Paediatrician”

Paediatric Ophthalmology Pre congress workshop on “Ophthalmology for the Paediatrician” The workshop was organized by the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians and the CHILDEYE ‘The Children’s Eye Clinic’ in association with the College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka and was held at the Ivy Hall of Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo on the 08th of
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The Inauguration Ceremony of the 19th Annual Academic Congress

The Inauguration Ceremony of the 19th Annual Academic Congress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians was held on the 11th of August 2016 at the Grand Ballroom, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. The Chief Guest was His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka, Hon. Maithripala Sirisena. The Guest of Honour was Prof Neena Modi, President
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