First set of paramedics trained in India to be recruited to SL health service

First set of paramedics trained in India to be recruited to SL health service

First set of paramedics trained in India to be recruited to SL health service

Written by Staff Writer

12 Jun, 2016 | 11:27 pm

At the end of phase one of the Indo – Sri Lanka Emergency Ambulance Care Service, put in to effect under the agreement between India and Sri Lanka,  the first batch of paramedics  trained in India, passed out on Saturday, June 11, at a ceremony held in Hyderabad.

Director General of health Dr. Palitha Mahipala attended this function.

Two hundred and forty six (246) first aid technical officers and ambulance drivers who were selected by the Department of Health after holding written and oral tests, received their qualification on June 12.

The training programme was an outcome of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka.The Indian government has spent 7.6 million US dollars for the programme.

The trained group of individuals will be recruited to the health service as assistant paramedics.

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