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
New Finance Minister pledges maximum effort for the economic development of the country through reforms
-- [6 hours ago]
Dialog paves way for 5G with successful Massive MIMO trial
-- [7 hours ago]
Australian PM sees Sri Lanka President's visit as an opportunity to advance key areas of bilateral cooperation
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests six Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters
-- [9 hours ago]
U.S. FY 2018 budget requests $ 3.38 million to support Sri Lanka's demining and border control programs
Rule of Law will be strictly implemented against persons cresting conflict in the country - Minister
Prime Minister asks all party leaders to reach consensus on Local Government elections
Sri Lankan President condemns Manchester suicide attack
Measures taken to alleviate teacher shortage, Education Minister says
PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes over 400 delegates to Sri Lanka

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.