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Getz Pharma partners with MyDoctor to extend Telemedicine services

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Getz Pharma, a leading pharmaceutical company operating in more than 25 countries, and Sri Lankan digital health solution provider MyDoctor have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to ensure that patients can get access to healthcare services and prescription medication. 

This will allow Getz Pharma to connect leading doctors with patients through the MyDoctor platform, providing real-time medical advice, the service will also allow patients to receive their prescription via MyDoctor app. 

MyDoctor will allow patients to make appointments and get advice from leading medical specialists 24/7 via Audio or video consultation service. The MyDoctor platform is fully encrypted and HIPPA compliant, meaning healthcare professionals can guarantee their patients’ data will remain secure. 

Dr. Harsha Jayakody, founder of MyDoctor, said “As the leading digital health solution provider in Sri Lanka, we’re happy to partner with Getz Pharma in a time when we must mitigate and minimize exposure to COVID-19.  Together, we can help ensure access to health and safety during this pandemic. Vulnerable groups and people in isolation will also benefit from our services.” 

Getz Pharma will be the first pharmaceutical company in Sri Lanka to extend Telemedicine services to healthcare professionals. The company manufactures and markets brands trusted by healthcare 

professionals in Sri Lanka. The products are manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art 

manufacturing facility which is pre-qualified by the World Health Organization (WHO). Getz Pharma Manufacturing facility is also certified by a member country of Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S). 

GETZ PHARMA General Manager Saman Dissanayake, said “Our partnership with MyDoctor will allow us to provide  thealthcare services and prescription medication without compromising on the quality of patient care and outcomes”.



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Cabraal briefs Chief Incumbents on Port City Project Commission Bill

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On the instructions of the President and the Prime Minister, State Minister of Finance Ajith Nivard Cabraal on April 19 visited the Asgiriya Chapter, the Malwathu Chapter and the Chief Prelates of the Amarapura and Ramanna Maha Nikayas and briefed them on the relevant draft commission bill on Port City Project.

Cabinet Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of State Lohan Ratwatte, Minister of State Kanaka Herath, MP Wasantha Yapa Bandara and MP Kokila Gunawardena were also present on the occasion.

 

 

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Growing importance of training for nurses taking care of patients with NCDs

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To keep pace with the rapid expansion and increasing complexity of elderly home healthcare, training needs of home healthcare nurses must be identified and subsequent training programs implemented. English Nursing Care conducts training sessions on a weekly basis covering a variety of care needs for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) such as diabetes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) record that NCDs are estimated to account for 75% of total deaths in Sri Lanka.

Furthermore, according to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health “although people are living longer, they live more years suffering from disease and disability, mainly from NCDs; life expectancy at birth in Sri Lanka is 74.9 years but healthy life expectancy at birth is only 67.0 years.” This has a significant impact on quality of life.

English Nursing Care Sri Lanka works towards improving the quality of life of the elderly living with NCD’s by training nurses on the most advanced and developed methodologies brought through years of experience internationally and locally. Being responsible for the well-being of your loved ones is pivotal in the service they provide.

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SriLankan Airlines welcomes Indian delegation to Sri Lanka

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SriLankan Airlines in a bid to recommence Indian tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka under the proposed bio-bubble tourist arrival concept successfully completed a familiarization tour for Indian media and travel trade professionals recently. A delegation of tour operators, agents, and senior editors representing influential media institutions concluded a familiarization tour in Sri Lanka.

The delegation spent six nights and seven days touring the country while being subjected to mandatory PCR testing and other health guidelines imposed by the Ministry of Health. Upon arriving in Sri Lanka, the delegation toured the most sought-after local tourist sites including Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and Bentota. The tour was initiated by SriLankan Holidays and the ground arrangements for the tour were handled by Jetwing Travels, Aitken Spence, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB), and Hamoos Travels.

The main purpose of their participation in this fam tour was to restore confidence in visiting Sri Lanka, especially among the Indian tourists to provide them in-depth knowledge on how the country’s tourism industry operates under the bio-bubble concept. Apart from visiting various places, they experienced the stringent health and safety protocols adopted by the country in resuming tourism under the “bio-bubble” concept allowing tourists to roam around without mixing with the local population.

During their stay here, the delegation was hosted for a virtual meet-and-greet with SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ashok Pathirage, Chief Executive Officer Vipula Gunathilleka, and Head of Worldwide Sales & Distribution Dimuthu Tennakoon. The discussion focused on the airline’s operations to India, vaccination and quarantine travel arrangements between the two countries, current safety measures, and guidelines pertaining to the bio-bubble concept. They lauded the effort taken by officials to make their trip a memorable one.

The Indian delegation was highly impressed with the opportunities they were given to travel and explore the country and its exclusive holiday prospects for the enthusiastic traveller. This fam tour was a manifestation of the immense potential of Sri Lanka as a post-covid travel destination enticing the Indian traveller.

 

 

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