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
Former Sri Lanka nruling party lawmaker vows to take action against alleged 'political witch-hunt'
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan parliament expected to be dissolved end of this month
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Central Depository Systems holds regional training seminar for depositories
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan court further remands former minister
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Marxist party files bribery complaint against former Defense Secretary
-- [8 hours ago]
JA Resorts to develop beach resort in East coast of Sri Lanka
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President and former leader hold key discussions on future of their party
-- [9 hours ago]
Former Sri Lankan minister to be presented before Kurunegala court
Sri Lankan President to meet former president today with delegations
Sri Lanka, Australia discuss combating maritime crimes

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.