A proposal to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Health Ministry and the Christian Medical College of Vellore in India was approved by the Cabinet this week. A programme for the transplant of bone marrow was inaugurated in Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children in 2015 while the Christian Medical College of Vellore, which has assisted in training the staff required to perform this service had given its concurrence to formally assist in the consultation and training fields to make this endeavor a success.
Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the resolution furnished by the Health Minister to sign the MoU between the Health Ministry and the Christian Medical College of Vellore. A proposal made by the Tourism and Lands Minister to allocate a plot of land for the Ceylon College of Physicians was also approved by the Cabinet. The Ceylon College of Physicians, which was incorporated to promote the education of medical practitioners in Sri Lanka, has made a request to allocate a plot of land to establish and maintain a new office complex. Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to the proposal to transfer a plot of a land extent of 21.3 perches belonging to the State and within the purview of the Divisional Secretariat Division of Thimbirigasyaya to Ceylon College of Physicians by a free grant.