Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Government takes over Sri Lanka's private medical college Teaching Hospital
Fri, Apr 7, 2017, 07:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 07, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today announced that the controversial teaching hospital of the private medical college in Malabe will be taken over by the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Higher Education & Highways announced the position of the government regarding the issue of South Asian Institute of Technological & Medicine (SAITM) today as the country's medical professionals launched a crippling strike demanding the government to abolish the institute.

The government has taken the decisions on the SAITM issue subject to the judgment of the Court of Appeal and the subsequent appeal to the Supreme Court, as sought by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC).

Accordingly, the SAITM students who have already passed the final MBBS examination will be given a further period of clinical training in Surgery, Medicine, in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, one month each in duration, at Homagama and Avissawella hospitals.

Subsequent to this training, candidates will undergo a mandatory examination conducted for granting provisional registration under the joint supervision of Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) and the University Grant Commission.

The Ministry of Health will gazette the minimum standards for medical education in Sri Lanka submitted by the SLMC with the approval of the Attorney General.

The Ministry of Health will initiate the proceedings to bring the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital under the Ministry and will continue to run as a Teaching Hospital.

Sri Lanka's powerful doctors' union, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) launched a 24-hour countrywide strike today crippling the health services and leaving patients stranded at state hospitals to protest the Appeal Court's ruling which directed the SLMC to give provisional registration to SAITM medical graduates.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Rice at wholesale prices from Sathosa outlets
-- [34 minutes ago]
President inaugurates Grama Shakthi poverty alleviation program
-- [42 minutes ago]
Court orders prison authorities to submit a report on absence of former Navy Spokesperson Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake in court
-- [1 hour and 16 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Railway unions suspend strike scheduled to begin midnight today
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy hands over 6 more detained fishing trawlers back to India
-- [2 hours ago]
President warns of attempts to mislead people on a new constitution
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to launch a three-year comprehensive economic program targeting $ 5 bn FDI, $ 5,000 per capita income
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police arrest Buddhist monk wanted for attack on Rohingya refugees
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Port City to draw first investment of USD 1 bn in mid-2018
Sri Lanka to sign an economic cooperation agreement with South Korea during President's visit

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.