Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to implement the five-year National Health Policy from today
Tue, Jan 1, 2013, 01:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 01, Colombo: The Health Ministry of Sri Lanka from today will implement the new National Health Policy formulated to provide and maintain health service according to national and international standards for the next five years.

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has said the policy focused on improving standards in the country's health sector will be implemented from January 1st, 2013 to 2017.

The Minister has observed that the newly formed policy would address a new target to be achieved in the health sector each year.

The policy has outlined the monetary allowances for each step and a detailed course of action for achieving each milestone.

According to Sirisena, this five-year policy had the potential to achieve a lot more than the previous National Health Policy, which was formed to address concerns of the health sector for a one year period.

Sri Lanka's health system is considered the best in South Asia but the record has been threatened by the rising incidences of diseases brought on by behavioral and lifestyle factors.

The Planning Division of the Health Ministry formed the new National Health Policy.

** Related Story :: National Health Services Action Plan to address challenges to Sri Lanka\'s public healthcare system



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka inks first trade pact with China's Guangzhou
-- [4 hours ago]
Constitutional council meets for the first time
-- [5 hours ago]
Government made a great effort to establish democracy in last six months - Harsha
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Muslim party meets with UNP officials on election
-- [5 hours ago]
US Embassy in Sri Lanka celebrates Independence Day
-- [6 hours ago]
Former LTTE cadre sentenced to 10 years for assassination attempt on President in 2006
-- [7 hours ago]
Trade unions, civil organizations in Sri Lanka protest former president Rajapaksa's nomination
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Customs nabs local attempting to smuggle endangered tortoises
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President gives nod for Rajapaksa to contest upcoming elections under UPFA ticket
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan fishermen alleged of attacking Indian fishermen, damaging nets
-- [9 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.