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* 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.


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