Government notice on SAITM released, GMOA requests to inform the stance to Supreme Court

Monday, 15 May 2017 - 13:33


The government stance over Malabe Private Medical School has been announced.

Presidential Secretariat, ministry of Higher Education and the Health Ministry have jointly announced the stance.

The notice issued by the government has further described the policy measures that have been taken to ensure standards of medical education and the freedom of education.

A decision has been taken to provide clinical training to students who passed the final examination at  Malabe Private Medical School in Homagama and Avissawella government hospitals.

It was also stated that it is mandatory for these students to sit an examination conducted jointly by the Sri Lanka Medical Council and University Grants commission.

Meanwhile, recruitment to Malabe Private Medical College should be suspended until the Government policy decisions are implemented.

In addition, the government has decided to take over Malabe Neville Fernando Private Hospital and provide healthcare services to the public.

Meanwhile, the GMOA is having an emergency executive committee meeting to discuss several important issues including the government’s stance.

GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge told our news team that his organization has not received any notice from the government citing its stance will be submitted to the Supreme Court.

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