Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Deputy Minister Faizel Mohammed revealed in Parliament today that the Dr. Neville Fernando Sri Lanka-Russian Friendship Hospital in Malabe is not a teaching hospital.
He also said that a teaching hospital is one that is used to give practical training for medical students.
He made these observations in response to a question raised by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Parliamentarian Nalinda Jayatissa.
He also revealed that the Health Ministry had not given permission to the hospital to function as a teaching hospital.
When MP Jayatissa questioned as to why the Health Ministry had failed to take action against this hospital which had had kept the exhumed remains of slain ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen Deputy Minister said that he would keep MP Jayatissa informed of the actions that would be taken in this regard.