The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today said the time was now apt to legalize the minimum standards of medical education in the country.
GMOA Media Spokesman Dr. Samantha Ananda told a news conference that Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) Chairman Prof. Colvin Gunaratne had recently announced that there was no requirement to make amendments to the existing minimum standards of medical education.
“We have stressed on this fact since 2009. We had to struggle till 2017 to get this fact confirmed by these authorities. Only now they have realized it. Now, it is the perfect time to legalize the existing minimum standards of medical education,” he added.
He also said that the SLMC was able to achieve a certain stability with regard to the minimum standards of the medical education despite coming under various political pressure.
He said the GMOA hoped that adequate measures would be taken by Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne to legalize existing minimum standards of medical education .
GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said that the SLMC decision could be regarded as a victory achieved by the whole nation . He added that it would also be a setback for those standing for the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) or the Malabe Private Medical College.(Kalathma Jayawardhane)
Are these guys running crazy? Spending time on media conferences more than practicing.
Arthur Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:08 PM
It might not be a problem for SAITM but could be one for some state medical faculties.
lkboy Friday, 27 October 2017 11:35 AM
Then it's the government's responsibility.
Mandy Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:32 PM
Ah so the new SLMC chairman has done it. Strange you could not get your ageing friend Carlo to do this all this time.
DD Friday, 27 October 2017 08:53 AM
Is the new SLMC Chairman, a young boy? Has he not become an old man?
Sofia Friday, 27 October 2017 02:05 PM
Carlo is six years older than Colvin who is 80.
Mandy Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:33 PM
Ah so the new SLMC chairman has done it. Strange you could not get your ageing friend Carlo to do this all this time.So it is strange that you are claiming a vctory for yourself.
Ram Friday, 27 October 2017 03:04 AM
GMOA Jokers opposed Prof Covin's appointment but now agree with the first decision as impartial.
citizen Friday, 27 October 2017 05:27 AM
SAITM, legalized UGC admissions under minimum standards has no set back as GMOA liars tell
Derrick Friday, 27 October 2017 06:10 AM
Before GMOA touch on minimum standards let them enforce discipline to maintain minimum standards of Doctors who start private practice by 3:00 pm on week days.They are blind to their own sins
Niz Friday, 27 October 2017 09:37 AM
Please also legalize a minimal price standard charged by SL Doctors practicing in private hospitals, hospital charges as well as charges levied to insured patients. The first thing a patient to be admitted is the patient is insured or not.
Jonny Friday, 27 October 2017 09:57 AM
If these GMOA guys are so concerned about civil society, as everyone knows, they keep striking for every little thing that affect their pocket / future. These guys just don't want any competition / have enough doctors in SL, then they can't exploit the masses. Look at how Sri Lanka Medical faculty has lost world rankings throughout the years.
sujata Friday, 27 October 2017 10:17 AM
does that mean all these days the minimum standards were illegal?
Justice Friday, 27 October 2017 01:53 PM
Since SAITM has these minimum standards, it will be impossible now to close it down
predictor Friday, 27 October 2017 07:14 PM
This minimum standard for medical education was prepared by slmc several years back but health minister him self delayed to gazette it . because it is not favour to saitm. via DM Android App
ceylon Friday, 27 October 2017 08:38 PM
these gmoa doctors are the lowest standerd doctors.they are proving it from their un educate thugery behavier. via DM Android App
Hubert Friday, 27 October 2017 08:41 PM
need to limit maximum charge by a consultant physician
Aney Apoi Saturday, 28 October 2017 08:20 AM
Time to enforce regulation prohibiting "Private Practice" by GMOA doctors.
Yeti Saturday, 28 October 2017 08:21 AM
Indian doctors are doing wonders in surgery and here our fellows are tinkering with politics;what a comedy of errors!
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