Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka's paracetamol consumption amazes Health Minister
Sun, Jan 13, 2013, 01:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Health says that the people of Sri Lanka have taken 820 million tablets of paracetamol in 2012.

Of that, 570 million tablets have been issued by the government hospitals. The Ministry says that it is an increase of 250 million tablets compared to the previous year.

Ministry sources said the Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena has expressed amazement regarding the stunning figures.

According to Health Ministry statistics Sri Lankans use around 1.5 million paracetamol tablets a day or around 47 million tablets monthly.

The Minister has instructed the officials to look into the increasing consumption and to report him. He has further instructed to advise the medical professionals to be wiser when prescribing medicine.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Ten-year plan to address shortcomings in Colombo - PM
-- [1 hour and 37 minutes ago]
Uva CM surrenders to police over the principal kneeling incident
-- [2 hours ago]
Singapore and Sri Lanka sign free trade agreement
-- [2 hours ago]
Five new envoys to Sri Lanka present credentials to President
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President seeks support of PM to punish the perpetrators of Central Bank bond scam
-- [3 hours ago]
Amended fisheries act to impose hefty fines on foreign boats illegally entering Sri Lankan territorial waters
-- [5 hours ago]
SriLankan Airlines achieves highest ever monthly revenue in December 2017
-- [6 hours ago]
Research study uses sounds of disturbed honey bees to scare away Sri Lankan elephants
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission instructs public officials to be impartial at LG polls
CPC bans bulk sale of Lanka Kerosene

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.