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School admission conundrum may compel docs to leave country

21 March 2016 03:40 pm - 28     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government Medical Officer’s Association (GMOA) today warned that doctors would be compelled to leave the country because of the difficulties they undergo when looking for schools for their children.

It said the country would lose its doctors if they go overseas because of the Government’s failure to admit their children to national schools.

GMOA Secretary Dr. Nalinda Herath told a news conference that more than 200 children had been deprived of admission to State-run schools this year.

He said some doctors are transferred every four years according to the special transfer scheme and some doctors go for overseas training, and hence find it difficult to show five-years of permanent residence to get national school admission for their children.

When inquired by Daily Mirror, Education Ministry Secretary W.M. Bandusena said the ministry had already reached an agreement with the doctors of the GMOA and specialists with regard to this matter. (Piyumi Fonseka)


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  Comments - 28

  • Ralahamy Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:14 AM

    NO, they think other people are donkeys. We have the politicians as blood suckers, and now the doctors have joined the parasite gang.

    smartgent Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:40 AM

    We need doctors. The issue is unable show 5 year residency owing to transfers etc. Why not the govt. as a special case waive off 5 years and make it only 4 years for them?

    Gobbaya Tuesday, 22 March 2016 12:07 PM

    Better to leave from this the country with your relatives as well. We know the value of this country better than you.

    NR Tuesday, 22 March 2016 12:18 PM

    Ask from GMP Pademiya how to get admission to Royal with pseudo documents. via DM iOS App

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 22 March 2016 12:19 PM

    That is why he is a doctor, to treat and help people medically.

    nimal Monday, 21 March 2016 05:31 PM

    good. only they have children without school. if they do so others can have schools. good decisions of brave docs.

    BUSHEL Monday, 21 March 2016 05:36 PM


    thila198 Monday, 21 March 2016 05:37 PM

    very funny. why only for doctors? other people are bulls? other people not doing night duty? only them doing night duty ?

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 21 March 2016 05:40 PM

    Doctors are the highest paid racket in this country. They get duty free vehicles and special priviledge to do private practice. Why the hell do they want to send their children to national schools when they have enough money to put them in private schools? Come-on doctors, do you want to scrounge on public money, when your category is one of the highest lucrative incomes found in Sri Lanka.

    lalith Monday, 21 March 2016 05:52 PM

    What will they get abroad? Work in a pharmacy or as medical reps job? With there knowledge they cannot get a better job. But anyways it is good for them to work abroad but not foreign doctors in Sri Lanka.

    melda Monday, 21 March 2016 05:57 PM

    doctors are also government servants. why they want to be treated differently all government officers are going through the problems they are facing and nothing new.will they take their children out from a high profile school in colombo just because of they were transferred then how will you have the vacancies in classes to enrol children its a vicious cycle via DM Android App

    sss Monday, 21 March 2016 06:15 PM

    These people after getting their education free and robbing half starving poor people in their garage practice and developing no healthcare industry after more than hajf a century of medical education - shameful

    Me Monday, 21 March 2016 07:30 PM

    Did they go to privileged schools to get into the Med School? BTW start your own Med school now to educate your kids to become greedy pigs like you.

    samson Monday, 21 March 2016 08:06 PM

    one of these guys in a government hospital saved my uncle when his heart stopped due to a heart attack in the middle of the night.. show respect guys.. they deserve it.. via DM Android App

    Dellon Monday, 21 March 2016 08:38 PM

    OMG why so selfish.. I do not even why media bother of these crooks

    spirit Monday, 21 March 2016 09:01 PM

    Better you people leave. You have to work under the law, not the above. Please remember it guys.

    rosebud Monday, 21 March 2016 09:07 PM

    Just make sure you repay your school fees to the Medical College before you vanish. And return all your books to the library before you go. via DM Android App

    Ajith Monday, 21 March 2016 09:10 PM

    Oh yeah! America, Europe and Australia might be waiting for you. Please go and help those poor people. Just watched on a TV channel how a doctor of Kandy hospital soliciting a bribe from a patient. It might be very difficult to find their daily bread here. Get lost.

    Gomis Monday, 21 March 2016 09:10 PM

    Though they try to claim special, they do not have an easy life in western countries because these Sri Lanka mbbs docs have to study and pass exams on their own expense to qualify and meet western standards. Do we need docs for our day to day live as they think???? No, only sick and elderly go and get fleeced by them and come back with more problems after seeing their arrogance....

    Rosh Fernando Monday, 21 March 2016 09:11 PM

    Its so funny that these docs make continuous bickering over privileges ,and threaten to leave the country in case they are not met.Thats good sirs you leave the country and work in supermarkets ,restaurants .......So pls dont hoodwink general public about professional situation of doctors when you land other countries....Rosh Fernando

    manoj Monday, 21 March 2016 09:25 PM

    Why not stop private medical practices .... just do duties at the government hospitals ....Got free education ...Got free medical degree....Now you a demanding for privilege....we all sri lankan have experience how you guys do you due diligence at the Government hospital...Just think about whether you own scale is balance or not .Some MBBS holders are science teachers in those countries that you have shortlisted to migrate ...not only that You also need to local compliance in those countries to become a medical doctors ..... wish you all the best with ur new attempt....

    Ha ha Monday, 21 March 2016 10:00 PM

    It will be good to send them all and get down Indians.

    Lal Monday, 21 March 2016 11:15 PM

    OK... great...go nobody is going to stop you.

    Amal Madigasekara Tuesday, 22 March 2016 12:16 AM

    Before they leave, get them to sign for a big bond and recover the entire cost of medical training.

    rohan Tuesday, 22 March 2016 02:40 AM

    All they pointed out was an ongoing issue in Sri Lankan medical industry. Due to transfers of every 4 years they cant prove 5 year residency in an area to get a school to their kids. Why all these drama You all end up on one of these guys hands one day. via DM Android App

    wije Tuesday, 22 March 2016 05:47 AM

    they go to Australia to become uber drivers.good luck

    Tony Tuesday, 22 March 2016 05:48 AM

    It is not that easy to get a job in the western world for a doctor trained outside the country. This treat is all bull dust.

    Bingo Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:04 AM

    Jeez so much hate with our doctors. showing typical sri lankan jealousy mentality

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