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National Health Research Council is to be set up

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By ITN News Editor September 14, 2018 18:54

National Health Research Council is to be set up

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne has said that a decision has been taken to set up a National Health Research Council.

The Minister further said that it had received the nod of the Cabinet. It will handle the regulation of health research, coordination, supervision, development and management. The Health Research Sector in Sri Lanka should be improved. A Cabinet memorandum in this respect had been presented in the year 2003. However it had not yet been implemented. Accordingly, the Minister said that a decision has been taken to appoint a new Research Council. Five members are due to be appointed to this Council. This Research Council will be appointed based on the present Draft Bill that is to be drafted on the instructions of the Legal Draftsman.

The Health Minister pointed out that the related Bill will be published in an extraordinary gazette notification.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 14, 2018 18:54

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