GMOA to strike if SAITM students granted provisional registration

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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today threatened to go on a trade union action once the students who are said to have passed the MBBS degree from the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) are granted provisional registration.

The decision to take trade union action was approved at the annual general meeting where Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya was re-appointed as the President of the GMOA for the sixth time.

The GMOA said since the SAITM’s medical degree did not meet the prescribed standards as said by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), students who pass out from the SAITM could not practice as doctors in Sri Lanka.

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  • thanushka Monday, 27 June 2016 03:04 PM

    You are afraid because one day when PMC become doctors they never strike and they will work without PP as they don have to get further money from poor. They have enough money for their bread and butter.

    Dumbo Monday, 27 June 2016 03:14 PM

    This GMOA is a menace. They only know to threaten. Just imagine if all professional organisations behave like them. Shows their class. Why can't they have a dialogue and come up with a win-win solution without going to the media to get publicity for every turn they make. Next time they will release a press statement if Padeniya wants to go to the wash room.

    Veda-mana Monday, 27 June 2016 08:00 AM

    Exactly...Most of these Private Institutions thrive on the number of students passing out.

    Asoka Angammana Monday, 27 June 2016 08:31 AM

    It is a pity how a irreperable damage has been caused to many due to negligence of the Authorities. This is typical of Srilankan style of doing things

    lkboy Monday, 27 June 2016 10:11 AM

    Its not ego, its love for ones life.

    citizen Monday, 27 June 2016 10:42 AM

    MR will promise post, but will get played out

    saroj Monday, 27 June 2016 10:50 AM

    well done Dr. Padeniya breaking world record 6th time president you are almost a dictator this clearly shows how weak Organization GMOA is as for 6 times could not produced any other leader which means no capable people within GMOA or he is a dictator ? - people you decide one person decide health minister up to you to look into their constitution.?

    Perumal Monday, 27 June 2016 11:14 AM

    Charana, patients get cured in spite of treatment as well as because of treatment by doctors (GMOA or otherwise). And patients die in spite of treatment as well as because of treatment. Even a biased SLMC cannot help this reality. Perhaps SAITM doctors may be better than State University doctors; who knows?

    rew Monday, 27 June 2016 11:14 AM

    Privatise all Uni;s and Medical Colleges.

    Bingo Monday, 27 June 2016 11:16 AM

    Dictator or not, with this SAITAM issue, I am backing 100% GMOA stance. Otherwise our country health system will be as bad as India or any other 3rd world country.

    Molaya Monday, 27 June 2016 11:26 AM

    Why all this fuss, whether studied in government, private or foreign universities. Let's have a Standard Test for all students before they can practice. Then will see the difference. Come to sense....guys

    Azeem Sunday, 26 June 2016 01:48 PM

    EGO.. just one word.. Sri Lanka will never develop.. via DM iOS App

    BUSHEL Sunday, 26 June 2016 02:06 PM

    1. GOVERNMENT CREATES THE PROBLEM. 2. UNIONS STRIKE. 3. POOR PEOPLE AND EVEN THE STRIKERS SUFFER.4. GOVERNMENT CAN NOT GO ON WITH THE STRIKE. 5. THE GOVERNMENT GIVE IN.6. STRIKE CALLS OFF. MEDIA HAS NEWS FOR PEOPLE. THIS HAS BEEN THE SEQUENCE THROUGH OUT. .

    malith Sunday, 26 June 2016 02:10 PM

    first implement proper procedures to enroll students before registering them as doctors...totally support to the GMOA in this juncture since i have umpleasent experiences with saitam intern students.. via DM Android App

    Charana Sunday, 26 June 2016 02:25 PM

    So you think giving allowing people to practice medicine from this so called medical faculty (which doesnt have slmc recongnition) is the right way to go ? tell me do u like your mother to be treated by one of them ?

    BV Sunday, 26 June 2016 02:44 PM

    CONGRATULATIONSDR.PADENIYA IS EYEING FOR THE UNIVERSITY VOTES MAY BE TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA.GOD BLESS MY COUNTRY. via DM Android App

    Bingo Sunday, 26 June 2016 03:30 PM

    People who are supporting this illegal business have no idea(or dont care!) what they trying to do to the country's health system

    Anjana Sunday, 26 June 2016 04:11 PM

    Gentlemen I think you havent gone to government hospital for treatment if you had gone there you should have seen doctors who never care the patients. what the government doctors want is keep their big head without shaking as to show the colours poor patients via DM Android App

    Saman Sunday, 26 June 2016 04:19 PM

    Give no dead sentence to all crime. Always path to rehabilitation and join mainstream. that is the fair justice.

    Henry Sunday, 26 June 2016 04:41 PM

    Well GMOA is very correct! You will observe the expertise knowledge of them if one goes for private channeling within seconds they diagnose the illness and call for the next in line! It's not EGO their experience

    thanushka Monday, 27 June 2016 02:58 PM

    Ok, all practice is in GMOA are state graduates?

    ramani Monday, 27 June 2016 03:02 PM

    If you are real doctors you will not threaten poor people and you will never use them as a weapon my dear patriots...


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