Russian Ambassador speaks up for SAITM

18 February 2017 08:28 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


In the wake of heated arguments over degree-awarding private medical colleges, Russian Ambassador Alexander Karchava defended the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), saying it was being provided professorship by a leading medical academy in Russia .

He said bi-lateral cooperation in the education sector was also being promoted by the private sector bringing the two countries even closer.

The Ambassador said the Nizhni Novgorod State Medical Academy (NNSMA) was one of the most respected medical universities in Russia and worldwide providing professorship for SAITM.

“The Academy’s Dean Boris E. Shakhov has continuously expressed his satisfaction with the level of training of Sri Lankan students and honours cooperation with SAITM. There is no doubt that SAITM and the university team contribute greatly to the formation of Sri Lankan professional healthcare. SAITM and Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital of Sri Lanka and NNSMA of Russia provide an indispensable link in medical studies by combining fundamental basic knowledge with hands-on experience to help patients. In 2016, 54 Russian doctors and professors worked at SAITM, on a shift basis. By taking advantage of long-standing educational ties with Russia and its internationally recognized tradition of quality medical education, SAITM brings within its walls, not only internationally renowned experience but Russian medical practitioners themselves,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 9

  • Jay Saturday, 18 February 2017 10:35 AM

    Thank you sir for speaking out the truth. Our SLMC doctors are purely jealous of others becoming doctors and getting all the perks they are receiving.

    Dr.Thomas Saturday, 18 February 2017 11:39 AM

    GMOA bites the Dust via DM Android App

    Ajja Saturday, 18 February 2017 12:38 PM

    54 Russian doctors and professors worked at SAITM, on a shift basis""....This is why GMOA is frightened.We Putin's help to setup more Medical Faculties in Srilanka

    ANTON Saturday, 18 February 2017 12:51 PM


    Dot Monday, 20 February 2017 03:25 AM

    I wondered why the Ambassador came forward to speak on an internal issue of the country ? I wondered why the CEO took flight to Russia .Now we know the link .So there is always more than the home grown expertise here comments beyond that for the Previous Government gave the big tick and now we are in a situation of hoping for the best with input from another school of medicine than the known from UK may be .

    lion Sunday, 19 February 2017 04:58 AM

    Well done ambassoder

    M.M.M.Zarook Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:46 AM

    Are they Russians or Sri Lankans with Russian Medical Degree

    Don Sunday, 19 February 2017 08:40 AM

    GMOA and SLMA please read this article and always annex this on top of your files

    shirley Saturday, 18 February 2017 10:01 AM

    So time the govt medical college tell us what they offer.

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