Business and Economics
Sri Lanka, Bhutan leads South Asia in COVID-19 testing - World Bank

A World Bank publication noted that Sri Lanka and Bhutan were leading the South Asian region in testing of the COVID-19 virus.

They noted that both regions had the lowest rates per capita of the virus. The report noted that South Asian governments have maintained macro-economic stability through monetary easing and fiscal stimulus.

The World Bank report ‘Beat or Broken- Informality and COVID-19’ was released by the World Bank for publication on October 8.

The report noted ‘Bhutan and Sri Lanka avoided large-scale domestic transmission and experienced only very small numbers of infections per capita. Despite comparable measures, cases surged in Bangladesh and Pakistan.’


DSI Tyres increases manufacturing capacity by 60%

The DSI Tyres Company, through constant innovation and research, introduced high quality products and has increased its manufacturing and production capacity by 60%. The company constantly aims to make the customers’ driving experience a smooth and convenient one. It has a 60% stake in the motorcycle tyres market and a 55% hold in the three-wheeler tyres market, thereby becoming the market leader and the trusted brand of customers.

DSI Tyres Company, by using new technology, introduced the Gen X motorcycle tyre which was manufactured and produced according to scientific research which contained a special pattern of cut grooves. This was done in a bid to minimize motorcycle related accidents which were increasing. The Gen X tyre has also been manufactured and produced with a Neon Effect that allows for the driver to be identified easily at night.

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Dialog’s Doc990 automates medical appointments at Lady Ridgeway Hospital

Doc990, Sri Lanka’s digital health solutions service provider, extended its channelling platform free of charge to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH).

The launch of 1390 toll-free, trilingual channelling hotline (from any mobile network) at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH) was part of its continued efforts in uplifting use of technology in the healthcare sector. This will be an integral step forward in the digitisation journey of LRH, allowing patients to reap the benefits of a remote doctor channelling service. LRH annually serves over 445,000 patients in over 40 clinics.

As a value addition to the hospital’s processes, the Doc990 channelling system enables staff to manage doctor-patient appointments, making for a convenient doctor channelling experience for both patients and the hospital’s staff. This initiative is also backed by John Keells Office Automation (Pvt) Ltd. (JKOA) which donated 16 Samsung mobile phones to LRH.

With this channelling platform, patients from across the country can now dial its toll-free, trilingual hotline 1390 to place direct appointments with specialist doctors at any LRH clinic.

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