suspend admissions to SAitm for 6 months: Medical Deans propose

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Eight State Medical Faculty Deans, who met Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella, have proposed  that SAITM should suspend the admission of students until the completion of the periodic review of its medical degree programme, a statement said.   

The six-month period will allow the Ministry of Higher Education, the University Grants Commission and the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) and other stakeholders suffecient time to develop an operational procedure applicable to non-state medical education.   


Higher Education Ministry Secretary D.C. Dissanayake said in a statement that it was decided to request the SAITM administration to refer students who had already completed the MBBS degree to undergo a month each of clinical training in Medicine, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Pediatrics in a State hospital.   The deans have also proposed that the students would have to pass a licensing examination conducted by the SLMC. At the meeting, the Deans agreed to discuss the proposals with the SLMC.   


State Minister of Higher Education, Mohal Lal Grero, UGC Chairman Prof. Mohan de Silva and Vice Chairman Prof. P.S.M. Gunaratne attended the meeting.