‘Govt committed to provide best healthcare services’


By Steve A. Morrell

Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Chief Guest at the Higher Education Partnership to launch the Northumbria University UK and The Business Management School ( BMS) Colombo, Bsc( Hons) Biomedical Science course said; ‘The Sri Lankan government is committed to provide the best healthcare service for our people. An integral part of healthcare policy was that we need professional scientists to carry out research in the medical field.

"Education in this country is free, so too health services; healthcare systems would be further styled to enhance and strengthen already existing services. Both institutions , the Northumbria University and the BMS, are committed to enhance their standards ensuring young people effectively qualified could be readily employed to fit the job market . The course offered in Biomedical Science ( Hons) would fulfill the need that such qualifications should place premium standards for advanced job seekers in the field of Science, the minister said.

The British High Commissioner, Guest of Honour, James Dauris, congratulated both institutions, Northumbria University and the BMS for their achievement facilitating graduation of about 1000 students who passed out over the past 12 years. Additionally, accessing a British qualification could be a premium necessity for enhanced recognition in the field of science, so much so that that this degree course could be a contributory factor for personal career advancement.

"Innovative partnership such as those that existed over the past few years, forged stronger ties between both Sri Lanka and the UK. That too laterally, including a wide range in interest areas mutually beneficial to both countries, he said.

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