Workshop on Introduction of Revised Protocol for Anti- Rabies Post Exposure Therapy –

By  Dr Kanthi Nanayakkara The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists together with the Medical Research Institute and the Department of Public Health Veterinary Services, organized the above one day workshop on 10.06.2016 at the Aldo Castellani Auditorium, MRI. The participants were Medical Officers managing rabies…

The road way to National Action Plan for combating Antimicrobial resistance

By  –  The technical advisory group of SLCM for the development of NAP Combating AMR was a long felt need of microbiologists. All the microbiologists were fighting with it at an individual level and collectively as the college. Several milestones of combating AMR in the…

Revision of manual for infection prevention and control in hospitals

By  Dr Kushlani Jayatilleke The “Hospital Infection Control Manual” was first printed by the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists in 2005. The college felt the need for revision of this manual and asked for volunteers to take the leadership in this task. The volunteers were…

Update on National Laboratory Based Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance – June 2016

By Dr Kushlani  Jayatilleke Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of bacterial isolates from midstream urine specimens which have colony count of ≥ 105 CFU/ml were analyzed centrally using WHONET software. The data entered to the WHONET software in respective hospital laboratories were sent to the consultant microbiologist…