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GMOA refuses to teach SAITM students

2016-01-22 12:20:11
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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today vowed to abstain from teaching medical students of unapproved medical colleges such as the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) who come to State hospitals for clinical training.

Pledging their support for the ongoing Sathyagraha by undergraduates of the Ragama and Karapitiya Medical Faculties demanding the abolition of SAITM, the GMOA said it would in no way help medical students who have not been approved by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC).

GMOA media spokesman Dr. Naveen de Soyza said the government must resolve the concerns of the medical students who have taken to the streets for the second time since the 1988-1989 insurrection.

“We warn the government. This could turn violent just like 88-89 uprising where thousands of students fought against the then government. These students are best result holders countrywide. We should not allow them to waste their valuable time on such issues which should be addressed by the authorities,” Dr. de Soysa said.

The Ragama Medical Faculty students begun a Sathyagraha opposite the Colombo North Teaching Hospital and Karapitiya undergraduates are protesting opposite their faculty in Galle.

Sathyagrahas campaigns will be held opposite the Colombo Medical Faculty and at the Galaha Junction in Peradeniya from Jan. 25.

Speaking on the alleged kidney transplant racket where six Sri Lankan doctors are said to be involved in, the GMOA Dr. de Soysa they would investigate whether the six doctors were members of the GMOA and would take take disciplinary action against them if they were found to be members of the GMOA. (Piyumi Fonseka)


  Comments - 12

  • Lansa Friday, 22 January 2016 18:03

    Does he realize that he is threatening a democratically elected government? He will have to answer to the public if things turn violent.

    Reply : 25       127

    Ponnaya Friday, 22 January 2016 18:06

    You are correct, if we all backout from teaching these yama hora rala, matter may resolve by itself

    Reply : 71       30

    Citizen Friday, 22 January 2016 18:22

    Your name suggests your mentality

    Reply : 9       119

    Channa Friday, 22 January 2016 18:34

    Excellent decision , Now Gemunu and his conductors can teach them .

    Reply : 30       53

    ashan Friday, 22 January 2016 21:57

    Channa, Naveen talks like a BUS CONDUCTOR!!!

    Reply : 13       35

    Raj Friday, 22 January 2016 19:48

    Education is a Fundamental Right of every eligible citizen! Are these crazy educated doctors denying that opportunity to our future generation. Take stern action against these docs.

    Reply : 25       111

    Wijenahu Sunday, 24 January 2016 05:14

    Defenfing there power monopoly. Nothing more than that.

    Reply : 1       8

    Bingo Monday, 25 January 2016 06:05

    Yes education is FR but practicing medicine is not. You guys trying to hard to make SL like shitty India.

    Reply : 1       4

    Raj Friday, 22 January 2016 19:49

    Government should arrest at least 100 docs who violate government orders and put them into jail! Then the situation will be under control.

    Reply : 19       115

    Ramesh Sunday, 24 January 2016 23:18

    There is no rule to say that doctors should teach the students and no court can enforce someone to teach. Even if it happened it is not going to be complete training.

    Reply : 1       1

    Cobra Monday, 25 January 2016 12:11

    Can anyone get any lower than this?

    Reply : 0       1

    Shiraz Monday, 25 January 2016 21:18

    People behind this are bunch of mediocres.High time we learn lessons from other countries with regards to Medical Education.

    Reply : 0       0

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