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ADB President, Indian Finance Minister discuss $2.2 bn support package

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa has assured Indian Finance Minister and ADB Governor Nirmala Sitharaman of ADB’s support to India in its fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

In a call, Asakawa commended the Indian government’s decisive response to the pandemic, including a national health emergency program, tax and other relief measures provided to businesses, and a $23 billion economic relief package announced on March 26 to provide immediate income and consumption support to the poor, women, and workers affected by the three-week nationwide lockdown.

“ADB is committed to supporting India’s emergency needs. We are now preparing $2.2 billion in immediate assistance to the health sector and to help alleviate the economic impact of the pandemic on the poor; informal workers; micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises; and the financial sector,” Asakawa said.


Siddhalepa donates Ayurveda medicines to IDH hospital

As the leader in Ayurveda industry of Sri Lanka, Siddhalepa made a donation of Ayurveda medicines to IDH hospital.
Siddhalepa extended this donation of Ayurveda goods with the aim of enhancing the immunity of medical heros who are tirelessly looking after the worst affected Covid19 patients at IDH.
“In the fight against Covid 19 pandemic in Sri Lanka, the wisdom of Ayurveda and its remedies to enhance the immunity has been recognized,” an official from Siddhalepa said.

As the country’s pioneer and leading Ayurveda products manufacturer, Ayurveda health-care service provider and promoter, Hettigoda Group with a heritage of over 200-years, passing on to the 6th generation is playing the key role in shaping the future of Ayurveda industry in Sri Lanka and the Asian region.

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IIHS salutes Health Care Professionals

Whilst observing the negative impact of Corona Virus, the International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS) salutes the health care professionals of the world for battling through the pandemic.

Despite the virus having a high infectious rate, health care teams representing a wide range of services do not have the luxury of working from home. Nurses, doctors, medical laboratory technicians, physiotherapists and all allied health servicemen are currently the front-line heroes of the disaster.

“There has never been a more appropriate time to openly thank our all health care professionals for the selfless and compassionate acts.”

The International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS) in its 18 years of existence has contributed to the national and international workforce by providing educated nurses, physiotherapists and bio-medical scientists armed with the latest up to date knowledge and skills by incorporating research and evidence-based practice.

In the present day it is vital for professionals in the health system to integrate such vital dimensions of education in to their practice. Furthermore, with exposure to the international standards in education the health care professionals produced remain up-to date with recommended practice.

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