Thursday, October 21, 2021

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The Mental Health Landscape in Sri Lanka

Kalyana is a non-profit organization that started at the end of 2019, when Amendra (Harin) de S Wijeyeratne voiced his ideas to support the mental well being of the people in Sri Lanka, and his vision for a “Mind Gym”. Together with Rekha Krishnamoorthy, they decided to set up a volunteer group dedicated to these efforts.

October 25 ( - Mental health is often either neglected or not prioritised, particularly in many developing countries including Sri Lanka. This is primarily due to a lack of awareness about mental health and its significance on our overall well-being. Mental well-being plays as important of a role as our physical health... So what is mental health - mental health ...

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Mexico has world’s most health worker deaths from pandemic, Amnesty International says

FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers speak with a woman before transporting her in an ambulance during a house by house walk to test people for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Monterrey, Mexico August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Photo

Mexico City, September 4 (Reuters) - More health workers have died from the coronavirus in Mexico than any other country on the planet, Amnesty International said on Thursday, highlighting the high toll the pandemic was taking on frontline medical staff around the globe. At least 7,000 health workers around the world have died after becoming infected with the coronavirus, including ...

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Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan, son in stable condition – health officials

FILE PHOTO: Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L) and his son Abhishek Bachchan pose for a picture during a party of a new Bollywood production company in Mumbai February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Manav Manglani/

Mumbai, July 12 (Reuters) - India’s most famous film star Amitabh Bachchan, and his son Abhishek, are in stable condition after testing positive for the coronavirus, a hospital official and government health authorities said on Sunday. The 77-year-old legendary actor said in a tweet on Saturday night that he had tested positive for the highly infectious virus. Within minutes, his ...

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Nepal Health Ministry confirms 30th death and 482 new cases as Covid-19 tally reaches 14,046

A general view shows an almost deserted street with closed shops and restaurants during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Lukla the main gateway to the Everest region, some 140 kms northeast of Kathmandu on March 28, 2020. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP)

Kathmandu, July 1 (The Kathmandu Post) - Nepal confirmed its 30th death from Covid-19 and registered 482 new cases on Wednesday. A 45-year-old man from Ramaroshan Rural Municipality Ward 5 in Achham who died on June 28 during treatment at Bayalpata Hospital was confirmed to have been infected with the virus, said Dr Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson for the Health Ministry. ...

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Sri Lanka will allow tourists under health regulations from August 1

Pic credit - Daily News

Colombo, June 22 (Daily News) - There will be stringent health-related checks and balances which will be imposed when the Bandaranaike International Airport is reopened on August 1, Airport and Aviation Services (AASL) Chairman Major General (Retd) G.A.Chandrasiri said. He said that there will be five airlines which be flying into the BIA carrying tourists. They are SriLankan Airlines, Emirates, ...

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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain admitted to hospital with fever, tested for Covid-19

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. (PTI)

June 16 (India Today) - Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has been admitted to a hospital in the national capital after he developed Covid-like symptoms and complained of difficulty in breathing. Delhi minister Satyendar Jain was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital on Monday night after he showed novel coronavirus symptoms. Taking to Twitter, Satyendar Jain wrote, “Due ...

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World tops 1 million Coronavirus cases with over 50,000 deaths

World tops 1 million Coronavirus cases with over 50,000 deaths

April 3 ( - More than 1,014,000 people have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the death toll nears 53,000. About 210,000 patients have recovered. Spain has passed 10,000 deaths on Thursday, as the country recorded its highest one-day number of deaths since the outbreak began, with the total rising by more than 1,000 yesterday. As of this writing, ...

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Akbar Brothers Pledges LKR 100M in Sri Lanka’s fight against COVID-19

Akbar Brothers Pledges LKR 100M in Sri Lanka’s fight against COVID-19

Colombo, March 30 ( - Joining in Sri Lanka’s battle against COVID-19 and aware of the negative health and economic impact it will have, Akbar Brothers pledges LKR 100M through a number of relief measures to ensure that their employees and local community are sustained and supported during this difficult time. An emergency response entailing food supplies, medical equipment and ...

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Sri Lanka’s Cancer Hospital urges visitors to stay away

Colombo, March 20 (Daily Mirror) - Senior doctors at the Maharagama Cancer Hospital have urged visitors to refrain from visiting warded patients, warning that there would be a disaster if a COVID-19 infected individual visits the hospital. A senior consultant from the hospital told Daily Mirror that they appealed to all visitors to stay away till the COVID-19 outbreak subsides ...

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