The Siri Wickremesinghe Memorial Oration 2022

The Siri Wickremesinghe Oration 2022, “To do or not to do – Infection Prevention and control – Should it be evidence based?” Dr. Kushlani Jayatilleke MBBS (Colombo) PG Diploma in Medical Microbiology, MD in Medical Microbiology Consultant Microbiologist Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Nugegoda Dr. Siri…

Other respiratory tract infections during the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern province, Sri Lanka 2021

By Dr. Vigeetha Withanage,  Acting Consultant Virologist TH Karapitiya, Galle While there is an ongoing COVID -19 pandemic situation, the Department of Virology at Teaching Hospital Karapitiya have investigated a limited number of patients for non-COVID Viral respiratory infections during 2021. We have tested 22…

Time to get alerted for Flu Now…!!!

By Kandy Virology Laboratory team   Influenza virus is one of the most common respiratory viruses infecting humans worldwide and it is a winter virus in temperate and year-round circulation in the tropical countries. With an aim to reduce the circulation of SARS-CoV-2, non-pharmaceutical interventions…

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2021- NIID

IDH family was out in full force in celebration of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2021. All categories of staff, from the director of the hospital, infection control team, all consultants, medical officers, matrons, nursing officers, paraclinical staff including pharmacists, the health support staff were…