NFTH will be a dengue treatment centre: Kiriella

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House Leader and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) would be taken over by the government and turned it into a dengue treatment centre.

Speaking at the debate on the attack on the protesting university students and the GMOA strike, he thanked Dinesh Gunawardane for giving legal cover to SAITM through a Gazette notice.

He said three judges and 15 attorneys had in court accepted the fact that SAITM had the legal right to function.

The minister said the university students had stormed the health ministry on Wednesday in an attempt to influence the SAITM case which was being taken up for hearing in the Supreme Court that day and added that their unruly and rowdy behaviour would boomerang on them.

He said it was the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime which permitted the launching of SAITM and added that former president Mahinda Rajapaksa had even given it a grant of Rs.600 million.

The minister said it was the government which should decide on the educational policy of the country and not the university students or the GMOA which was only a trade union.

He said only the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) had the authority to decide on the standard of medical education in the country and added that the GMOA strike was an utter failure and the people would respond to it if they continued the work stoppage . (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Dr. Goonatilake Friday, 23 June 2017 09:00 PM

    Why has the Government not arrested the GMOA Ex-Co for violating the fundamental rights of the Patients by promoting strikes. via DM Android App

    chandra Friday, 23 June 2017 09:20 PM

    Why you are taking over loss making hospital Better take over SATM problem will resolve. via DM Android App

    SL Sunday, 25 June 2017 12:39 PM

    These egoistic cult has been destroying the country since 2018 jan.

    Dee Saturday, 24 June 2017 10:57 AM

    Get down medicos from India. Will be much more effective than our 'free eds'

    Dellone Saturday, 24 June 2017 12:00 PM

    no should not. This happened once not again.World has moved on and education freedom is part of democracy or we can be like Venezuela

    ravin Saturday, 24 June 2017 12:51 PM

    It is a better to turn over as a psychiatry hospital for politicians.

    Nana Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:44 PM

    When an Enterprising individual build a nice Hospital, Govt takes over it and then destroy it as usual.!! How pathetic.. Sri Lanka will never improve without respecting private Enterprises.


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