The Health Ministry has said that a center for the training of health professionals of South East Asia is to be setup in the country.
The Ministry has stated that the decision to establish such a center was taken at the United Nations International Conference on Climate Change and Health, that was held on Wednesday and Thursday in Dhaka in Bangladesh.
The media has reported that Health Minister of the South East Asian countries have made this request from Sri Lankan Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena who is in Dhaka to attend the UN conference.
The Minister in his discussion had reportedly laid special emphasis on Sri Lanka’s Free Health Services and the special training given to health professionals of this country.
“In Sri Lanka the government, in addition to providing free health facilities, higher education is provided by the state free of charge and subsequently and allowance is paid when the health personnel are given additional training which is un-paralleled with any other country in the world,” the Minister had said at the meeting.
Following the requests, Sirisena has stated that steps will be taken to commission the training center at the earliest possible opportunity.