Solution to SAITM issue: Hospital to be vested today:Health Minister | Daily News

Solution to SAITM issue: Hospital to be vested today:Health Minister

The ownership of the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital would be transferred today to the State, as a long lasting and acceptable solution to the SAITM medical faculty issue raised by the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) and the University Students’ Federation. The event of transferring the ownership of the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital would be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.

The minister addressing the media yesterday, said that all the necessary facilities, including modern medical facilities and technologies are available at the hospital. “As a teaching hospital, it contains the latest equipment in medical technology,” the Minister said.

Minister Senaratne noted that once the ownership of the hospital was transferred, the hospital would provide patients with free of charge quality health services.

As scheduled, the hospital would officially be opened as a teaching hospital from August 01, 2017. Minister Senaratne noted that once the ownership of the hospital was transferred, the hospital would provide patients with a free of charge quality health service. 


 

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Health minister is to be congratulated for his practical solution to SAITM, agreeing with Prez. and PM August 1st should dawn not only for new teaching hospital, but with a visionary teaching hospital complex of all the nearby hospitals of Homagama, Mulleriyawa etc and curing the area patients completely, which could eventually build up into postgraduate training as well showing forth what this govt. is capable of doing academically, in spite of jealous obstacles in the way of youth flowering in SL. SAITM must stand by what it was UGC approved to accomplish. Students joined SAITM where former SLMC prez. gave letter saying Act 16/ERPM was not necessary, and an even earlier prez. wrote to say that there were no specified standards, when SAITM then inquired. This 8 year delayed SAITM MBBS must thus be honoured, Any retrospective legislation now would be a grave injustice and should not apply to those already registered students. Not necessary for wild SLMC deans to give even wilder proposals now when they don't even know how to administrate their own student's discipline, absenting from lectures. SAITM is legally entitled to have internship training after MBBS without further delay, as was the verdict. When the dogs bark, the caravan must move on. SAITM MBBS academic training must be honoured without accusations of the ignorant.

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