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While commenting of the Health Ministry’s decision to take the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) under its purview, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday said it was demanding a solution to the issue involving the SAITM, and not the NFTH; “The SAITM is just a part of NFTH,” it added.

However, it stated that they were yet to officially receive the decisions made by the Higher Education Ministry regarding the issue of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe.

GMOA Media Spokesman Dr. Samantha Ananda told the Daily Mirror that they would only be able to make a statement on the decisions once they receive them officially by the ministry. He also said that the ministry had still not made any official information to them about those decisions.

“We have clearly made 5 demands on the issue. The Higher Education Minister should inform Courts that the SAITM does not have the compliance certificate to offer medical degree. The government should also implement the directives made by the commission appointed by the former health minister to discontinue the medical degree offering by the SAITM,” he said.

He said according to the GMOA’s demands the government should issue a gazette notification on the minimum standards of the medical education and added that a presidential committee should appointed to offer a justice to the students who were studying at the SAITM. He also said another demand of them was to nationalize the SAITM.

However, he said they were fighting against the SAITM to fulfill these demands and added that they have made these demands with the consent of the Medical Faculty Deans, university teachers and lecturers. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • sam Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:45 AM

    Rajitha is trying hard to make her under educated and under qualified Daughter in law as a Doctor through corrupt, bogus SAITM. This old man must go home now without spoiling the Health Ministry. FOOLISH MUPPET

    Bala Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:49 AM

    Arrogance arrogance arrogance. This is threatening the govt that they must have only their way. Lett it come to the worst I tthink the more informed public will do the needful if these doctors strike again.

    Sofia Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:50 AM

    Just like the LTTE - absolutely one way only - mine and mine alone.

    Martin Milton Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:53 AM

    While they are at it why not a properly imposed guidelines of Ethical and professional standards for ALL Medical 'professionals - GP's and Specialists alike' TO BE ENFORCED TO THE LETTER. This is what Sri Lanka sorely needs and also to wipe out the extremely selfish self motivated type of behaviour among these people.MM

    Madiya Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:08 AM

    If we all can get what we want, this will be the ideal world. It is because of this there is a word in the Oxford dictionary called "Compromise". It is the time for learning for us all in Sri Lanka , free or paid.

    Leo Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:07 AM

    There are honorable doctoes who go to locations such as Africa Syria and war ravaged locations to offer their services for free. They undergo hardship and give up comfort to help those who cant afford to get medical services True Heros. Without helping to erdicate dengue or influenza or giving awareness on HIV and birth control our doctors want vehicle permits and gourvenment to give into their fancy whims. via DM Android App

    Aku Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:11 AM

    The GMOA should be arrested immediately after their strike for the murder of the sick... All striking doctors should interdicted and their perks taken away immediately!!!!

    TONY Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:13 AM

    SACK THESE DOCS WHO IS CREATING ALL THESE PROBLEMS AS THEIR ACTION IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED

    ANTON Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:27 AM

    I CAN GIVE YOU A VERY GOOD SOLUTION ....... " CLOSE DOWN DAMN GMOA" ...... NO TROUBLES FOREVER.

    Sarrah Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:37 AM

    It looks like the entire country has to deal with these Doctor's mafia. Only doctors making such problems. There are so many engineering institutions and other Institutes. None of them protest and everyone trying to earn for their life. But here our local doctors seem to be worried about their luxurious vehicles, which need to be shared among these new SAITM doctors. Otherwise when you look at the Doctors services everyone knows how they do care about the health of general public. Let them not show crocodile tears as if they concern about the medical standards. Government is doing a right thing and Hats off for the brave decisions, which will only and only give benefits for the general public. Those who are protesting at the cost of public are heartless doctors. Unfortunately public people don't have a union to come and protest as the doctors do. But when this goes on and on we can expect this will happen.

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:39 AM

    A proposal for the reorganization of government doctors:1. Every doctor who has studied at state expenses must work for a basic salary in state hospitals for 5 years without allowances and other benefits. Strikes and private practices are not allowed. Otherwise, the study costs must be repaid to the state.2. After that, each doctor who signs that the health service is an essential service and that strikes are prohibited will get allowances and other benefits as well as the permission to practice privately. Those who do not sign will continue to receive only the basic salary and no perks.

    rew Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:58 AM

    Tax these louts, no private practice or permits for vehicles, or special treatment for children to enter leading schools in Colombo and other towns of importance.

    leo Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:11 AM

    Lot of talk about quality of docs from SAITM..what about about the quality of docs from state medical schools?! A good proportion of them are selfish, rude, lazy to work, incompetent and irresponsible!!

    brainmaster Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:34 AM

    Manushay Please note Count Dracula doesnt eat flesh he drinks blood only..... via DM Android App

    Nostradamus Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:41 AM

    To Lord Wolfstein yes lets do that. You are correct. via DM Android App

    Mandy Saturday, 08 April 2017 11:14 AM

    These doctors are too arrogant and absolutely selfish. Please someone come forward and eliminate the rascals by hook or crock.

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 08 April 2017 11:15 AM

    Dr. Samantha Ananda, no one needs to take care what you and the GMOA want or not want.

    chandra Saturday, 08 April 2017 11:27 AM

    But ministers get benifit if Nevil Fernando pampered. via DM Android App

    John Sunday, 09 April 2017 08:32 PM

    Do you honestly believe if the entry requirements are increased doctors would solve the medical problems ? Doctors are just prescribers of medicines produced by brainy Scientists.

    Senior Citizen Sunday, 09 April 2017 10:52 PM

    They need flesh and blood of NF and SAITM students. Stupiid president

    SENIOR CITIAEN Sunday, 09 April 2017 10:54 PM

    rAJITHA IS THE hEALTH MINISTER WANTS TO COMBAT THESE DRACULAS

    Sambo Saturday, 08 April 2017 06:17 PM

    Yes! Yes!. We know you are asking for the full pound of flesh. You sinful lot, be careful when its lightning and thundering.

    Vinothan Saturday, 08 April 2017 07:17 PM

    Thanks Henry for educating the third world because they think doctors are intellectuals.

    Geewaka Saturday, 08 April 2017 07:22 PM

    Request from Dr. NF to start a barber trainng institute

    John Saturday, 08 April 2017 07:47 PM

    Doctors have fooled the world as Medical Experts which they are not.Any person can become a Doctor.

    RDF Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:41 PM

    And a pint of patients BLOOD.

    Truth Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:07 PM

    The members of the GMOA could not remember their AL results. What else to talk about these highly qualified people who became Doctors thanks to Corporate TAX payers money!

    Henry Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:01 AM

    There is nothing so special about studying to become doctors,any average person can do it. Just check this fact: Until Late 19 Century The People Who Performed Surgery in Europe Were BARBERS. Yes Barbers !

    Manushay Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:08 AM

    Dear President, Please give these Draculars a pound of flesh!

    Patient of Sri lanka Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:18 AM

    WOW . simple solution is to increase the requirements and standards equal to national universities. Problem Solved. 1000s of people would have saved time yesterday.

    sg Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:21 AM

    Important thing is at this momentum, government must take a decision with regard engaged in ECTA with India , then more solutions will come for this mafia strikes.


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