The President made these remarks addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Sri Lanka College of Emergency Physicians held at the BMICH, today (02). Addressing the ceremony, the President further said that the creation of association of specialist doctors for emergency treatment is a very important and a timely step.
President Sirisena pointed out that as a result of a large number of doctors and nurses leaving overseas annually, the medical and nursing staff in Sri Lanka is not sufficient to fulfill the national requirement and further pointed out the importance of paying immediate attention of all in this regard.
The President presented awards for 11 doctors in recognition of their great service towards emergency treatment. The President also launched the new website of the Sri Lanka College of Emergency Physicians.