Medical sector in chaos if 'altered' report goes to Cabinet: GMOA

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There would be a huge outcry in the country if the Sri Lanka Medical Council’s (SLMC) ‘altered’ technical report on minimum standards for medicine, which was submitted by the Health Minister, was passed in Parliament, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) warned today.

At a press briefing convened by it, GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Naveen de Zoysa accused that the minister had altered the technical report in such a way as to reduce the powers of the SLMC before it was submitted to the Cabinet.

He said it was possible for medical faculty students to restart their struggle if needed and the health minister and University Grant Commission (UGC) Chairman Professor Mohan De Silva should take the blame if this happened.

According to Dr. de Zoysa, the minister had also objected to gazetting the minimum standards of medicine in 2006 and 2010.

He further said the minister has no right to amend the proposals which were agreed to by all the responsible parties. “The entire health sector will be disrupted again with this move,” he added. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 9

  • Wise Donkey Wednesday, 13 December 2017 12:12 AM

    You guys ruined it by introducing walkouts, strikes etc. We never heard of dostara mahathayalas going on strike until recently and on an issue unrelated to their work. Yes GMOA has made it a mess and now crowned with the record which was held by the harbor workers of those days.

    ED Wednesday, 13 December 2017 04:09 AM

    HEY GMOA GET YOUR ACTS TOGETHER!!! YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT SAITM AND YOU HAVE DEPRIVED UNIVERSITY STUDENTS Of THEIR CLASSES FOR ALMOST ONE WHOLE YEAR. NOW THAT DUE TO MINIMUM STANDARD YOU ARE GOING TO GET THE STUDENTS BACK TO THE STREETS. IT IS YOUR JOB TO DISCUSS MATTERS WITH SLMC AND THE SAID MINISTER BEFORE YOU START MORE STUDENTS GET INJURED DUE TO YOUR RADICAL THINKING.

    Ram Wednesday, 13 December 2017 04:55 AM

    If minimum standards for ALs to enter a Medical College were observed all over the country in unison without a Z score medical profession would have been saved from idiotic doctors

    Ravin Wednesday, 13 December 2017 06:14 AM

    Sound warning again?. What the hell govt act as a pons in front of GMOA mafia outfit?.

    ceylon Wednesday, 13 December 2017 09:34 AM

    you made medical sector chaos.not by any other. via DM Android App

    Kadmin Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:07 AM

    This GMOA became a bunch of crooks. Can't believe the Govt is not taking any stern action against. They are just crippling the governance and country's future. Act now or go home - warning for the govt.

    upi Wednesday, 13 December 2017 12:01 PM

    There are only two terrorist groups in SL at the moment.LTTE AND GMOA

    citizen Wednesday, 13 December 2017 02:40 PM

    Which way does line of authority move? Is it from UGC and Health ministry to Universities and SLMC OR from GMOA to UGC and Health Ministry to President to rule

    MO77 Wednesday, 13 December 2017 03:59 PM

    GMOA officers think that they should represent at the Cabinet and Parliament. GMOA president act as he is the president of Sri Lanka and other GMOA officers act as they are powerful ministers. At present, the government does not have proper leadership and ministers do not look after assigned duties to them. They act as big jokers for the nation.


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