Government’s decision on SAITM expected today, Government doctors’executive council also meets

Monday, 15 May 2017 - 7:39

Minister of Higher Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella says that several decisions, including the decision to take over Neville Fernando Private hospital in Malabe, which triggered controversy, will be announced today.

He noted that the administrative authority had agreed to transfer the hospital to the government without obtaining any compensation.

The minister further noted that a request has been made from the Malabe private medical university, that the enrollment of new students into the university be halted, until policies and decisions taken by the government are implemented.

Our news team inquired about the views of the Government Medical Officers Association regarding the decision the government intends to take on the matter.

The media spokesperson of the Association, Dr. Samantha Ananda noted that a discussion will take place today, during the executive committee meeting.

An island wide token strike was launched by the GMOA against the malabe private medical university on the 5th of May.

The strike had the support of 121 trade unions including teachers, transport railway and crude oil trade unions.

The GMOA had given notice that another strike would be launched at the end of this month.

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