Russian Academy Pleased with SAITMís Progress

The Russian Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy which is affiliated with the private medical college in Malabe said yesterday that they were pleased with the progress made by the institution.

SAITM's Russian counterparts said they were pleased with the performance of teachers and staff facilities.

Vice Chancellor of the academy, Gennady Bulanov said that the Russian university was pleased with the standards and were keen on Continuing the affiliation with SAITM.

SAITM's Chairman Dr. Neville Fernando speaking on the teaching hospital that was currently being built said that the institution was setting up the largest private hospital in the country.

Source: Thursday February 2, 2012 : Daily mirror

Flashback

•  August 30, 2011 : Minister of Higher Education, S. B. Dissanayake, Issued a gazette notification South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe as a legitimate degree-awarding institute. It is entitled to award the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and the Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

•  September 14, 2011 : The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) charged that the Higher Education Ministry would cripple the medical facilities of local universities by giving legal recognition to the SAITM.

•  September 14, 2011 : The Higher Education Ministry dismissed allegations by the GMOA and assured that the medical faculties of local universities countrywide would not be hampered.

Source: News reports