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The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) said yesterday it was willing to cooperate with the Government in formalising a just and expeditious solution for its MBBS students subject to court proceedings.

SAITM Chairman Dr. Neville Fernando said they would abide by the laws of the country and extend their fullest support to the Sri Lankan Government.

He said SAITM had decided to complement the higher education sector of Sri Lanka by providing opportunities to qualified students line with the regulations of the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Higher Education and that SAITM would also extend its fullest support to the Government's efforts in maintaining quality standards in medical education in Sri Lanka.

The statement said Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) is well equipped with state of the art technology and consisted of all relevant units needed for undergraduate medical training.

It said the SAITM medical graduates were trained by a highly qualified panel of academics consisting of 19 professors and more than 70 senior lecturers who have served in the State medical universities and hospitals.

Health Ministry on Friday decided to bring the NFTH under the purview of the Health Ministry and to conduct a mandatory examination under the joint supervision of the SLMC and the University Grants Commission (UGC) prior to providing SAITMs medical graduates provisional registration. The Health Ministry will also gazette the minimum standards required for medical education in Sri Lanka.

The Higher Education Ministry announced that SAITM graduates would be given a further period of clinical training in Surgery, Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Psychiatry, Paediatrics for one month each in Homagama and Avissawella Hospitals.

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  • bindu Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:42 AM

    Your underhand dealings and background are now exposed to people in SL.

    Praba Thursday, 13 April 2017 03:16 AM

    Thankyou sir for bringing out the truth behind SAITM support.

    Kanthan Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:30 AM

    In Jaffna, village boys became doctors and then married into good families and thus destroyed the class system.This helped the LTTE to rule Jaffna.If we have had a private medical college in Jaffna,the village boys would nothave had the chance to marry into good families and the class system would have survived.

    gum Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:45 AM

    Is it the dealing between JVP, MR and the GMOA????

    gum Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:03 AM

    Finally your patience paid off. Hope now you can have a good rest. Good decision by the government.

    Lanka Perera Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:26 AM

    This is a deal.....If Govt is really concerned they should takeover the Medical Faculty (SAITM) NOT the hospital.Its the medical faculty that needs standards NOT the hospital.He is trying to give the hospital and legitimize the bogus, low standard medical faculty.

    ramesh Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:36 AM

    what kind of nonsense logic is this?

    Man Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:04 AM

    @MRNotSupporter : What development with idiots who cannot get good A/L results after struggling to do A/L.

    MRNotSupporter Wednesday, 12 April 2017 01:48 PM

    Even GMOA DR. Zoysa agreed with government proposal.LPerera is a MRsupporter or a think with all should done by Government and no private sector. China, Russia also now use private sector.Horu in SriLanka all against good things and stop development in this Island.

    Hashim Thursday, 13 April 2017 04:46 PM

    Every news item sometimes carry comments that are twisted and government bashed even if irrelevant. I hope I am correct if I say that both Government Medical students and SAITM students sitting fora common Final Exam in theory and practical skills are made mandatory. This may bring out the truth about the allegations of GMOALoyal Citizen via DM Android App

    Anil Thursday, 13 April 2017 04:52 PM

    Thank you sir! Yes we need SAITM to preserve our classes.


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