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Minister says going to hospitals for discussions is like going to court

2013 Jul 06

The Clinical Medicine Academic and Research Centre that was constructed within the premises of the National Hospital was declared open on Wednesday.

The centre was declared open under the auspices of Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena and Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake.
 The building which comprises of five floors was constructed at a cost of Rs.200 million. The centre includes the modern facilities for those engaged in studying this field of medicine.

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena had this to say

'When you go to a hospital or if you go for a discussion to a hospital it is like going to the Supreme Court because of the large files that brought out by our doctors and specialists. They bring these files out and made explanations that are similar to making submissions in court. When the Supreme Court makes inquiries they say that this was what was said in this ward, this was what was argued in the hospital. I can tell you know what cases concerning what hospitals are being heard in court now.'

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