A discussion was held at the Health Ministry with the participation of Health Ministry Secretary Dr. Nihal Jayatilleke and Higher Education Ministry Secretary Dr. Sunil Jayantha Nawaratne in this regard.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has advised health authorities to release specialist doctors and consultant doctors from official duty from state hospitals to enable them to conduct lectures at Medical Faculties. Doctors will be released on priority basis.
A joint mechanism will be formulated to identify and address issues and shortcomings at Professor Units at Teaching Hospitals. A mechanism will also be formulated to decide the system of releasing specialist doctors and consultants for Medical Faculties.