The Health Ministry today gave an undertaking to the Supreme Court to provide clinical training to the students of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) at the Avissawella Base Hospital and the Kaduwela MOH.
Heath Ministry Secretary Anura Jayasekera appearing gave the undertaking when a fundamental rights petition filed by a group of SAITM students was taken up for hearing.
He said SAITM students would be provided clinical training under four sections namely forensic medicine, psychiatric medicine, public health and community medicine at the Avissawella Base Hospital and the Kaduwela MOH.
Each student will have to pay Rs.50,000 for his or her clinical training. Pursuant to the undertaking, the petitioners withdrew their application.
The Bench comprised Chief Justice K. Sripavan, Justices Sisira J.De Abrew and Anil Gooneratne. The matter was fixed to be mentioned on January 18 to consider the progress.
President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva appeared for the Petitioners while Senior State Counsel Shahida Barrie appeared for the respondents. (S.S. Selvanayagam)
They should pay the government accordingly. Because SAITM is a profit making institution.
Sri Lankan Tuesday, 15 December 2015 05:01 PM
Why GMOA not represented. This is the ideal opportunity to present their version of the grievances..
Weda Tuesday, 15 December 2015 05:03 PM
Over to the boys from GMOA for their comments.
Lankan Tuesday, 15 December 2015 05:05 PM
GMOA to strike against Supreme Court decision ???? Very interesting.
Tissa Tuesday, 15 December 2015 05:41 PM
Lets hope at least the judiciary can dismantle the power of local medical mafia who are preventing people from getting an education.
das Tuesday, 15 December 2015 05:54 PM
Great news!!! Congratulations!!! Now the JVP and the money grubbing free educated govt doctors who want to prevent others from getting an education can all go to hell.
Hora Anura Tuesday, 15 December 2015 06:23 PM
Where are JVP cangroo bunch ?
UniDon Wednesday, 16 December 2015 07:52 AM
I just wonder whether patients, who might be subject to diagnosis by so-called medical students from SITAM, are entitled to any payment. If not who is going to protect their rights.
perera Tuesday, 15 December 2015 07:31 PM
justice has been done at last.hats off to yahapalanaya.well done Dr Neville you are a hero for many students who have been deprived of their rights via DM Android App
gamunu Tuesday, 15 December 2015 07:29 PM
GMOA only strike for car permits !
G.M. Jayawardena Wednesday, 16 December 2015 08:59 AM
If our society wants to be developed .... education is the 1st priority that we all need to improve ... So It is the duty of the authorities to remove all the barriers that deny the education for anyone either by paid or free....
BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 16 December 2015 11:19 AM
Court of law
acn Wednesday, 16 December 2015 01:46 PM
Sri wickrama Wednesday, 16 December 2015 02:41 PM
It is high time that Govt would allow private sector to establish medical colleges with a proper regulatory system.
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