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By Sandun A. Jayasekera


The Government Medical Officers (GMOA) today said that the medical institute set up in Malabe was not authorized by the Medical Council or the University Grants Commission (UGC) and their degrees will not be recognised.

The Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) had also recently, in a public notice, warned that the Russian degree offered by the institute set up in Malabe will not be recognized.  

Vice Chairman of the GMOA, Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya addressing the media today claimed that the private medical faculty did not meet the minimum standard laid down by the SLMC and the UGC for private medical colleges.

The students who obtain degrees from the MMI do not qualify to sit the Act 16 examination held for private and foreign MBBS degree holders to get registration from the SLMC,” Dr. Padeniya said.  

“We can only warn that the students who pass out at the MMI would not be able to practice in Sri Lanka,” he said.

“Any medical college in any part of the country requires a minimum standard to produce medical doctors who possesses minimum qualification and experience to practice the profession. The Malabe medical institution does not have facilities and resources to prepare medical students even with minimum practical training or experience,” Dr. Padeniya stressed.

General Secretary of the GMOA Dr. B.T.Gunasekara and Asst. Secretary Dr. C. Atapattu also spoke.
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  • rupa Wednesday, 15 September 2010 01:43 PM

    ultimatey they got a great decision.

    Geronimo Wednesday, 15 September 2010 01:58 PM

    ..and what about all that foreign exchange saved for SL?

    siripala Thursday, 16 September 2010 04:03 AM

    somebody is making a lot of dosh.

    GMJ Wednesday, 15 September 2010 02:57 PM

    Is this the Carlo Fonseka's uni?

    wijendra Wednesday, 15 September 2010 03:25 PM

    Thats what GMOA said earlier. They don't oppose opening of private medical colleges. But private medical colleges should have at least minimum standards

    Above the crowd Thursday, 16 September 2010 09:46 AM

    Go to Russia ,you can buy a medical Degree after hanging
    around in a Medical College,for a couple of years.

    Kasun Thursday, 16 September 2010 05:23 AM

    Lets see whats SB tells...

    ya rite Wednesday, 15 September 2010 05:00 PM

    Doctors used to be a very dignified and responsible race of professionals, but not anymore!

    Dr Wickramatillake Wednesday, 15 September 2010 05:19 PM

    There are some incompetent doctors produced from our universities too!

    Janz Wednesday, 15 September 2010 05:35 PM

    When are these guys going to learn that the A'level is not the only indicator that someone is suitable to do Medicine. Sri Lanka ranks very low in the World University Rankings. Even some Bangladeshi Universities rank above us. The GMOA has been a major obstacle to the progression of medical education, in this country. It is a nothing but a curse!

    donduminda Wednesday, 15 September 2010 06:57 PM

    Getting 3A's is a way to free education.

    Ranil Wednesday, 15 September 2010 07:42 PM

    Unfortunately, there is no other way to gauge the aptitude of a Sri Lankan students besides the AL's, with its very limited choice of subjects. Wonder if we should pursue our own equivalent of SAT, or something of this sort.

    bash Thursday, 16 September 2010 11:23 AM

    These guys cannot be worst than some of the doctors with the SLMC required qualifications

    Anoj Tuesday, 26 October 2010 09:10 AM

    DONT ENROL IN SRILANKAN PRIVATE MEDICAL COLLEGES....SOON IT WILL BE CLOSED AND WILL LOOSE YOUR MONEY

    FMG Thursday, 16 September 2010 06:56 AM

    according to some readers only people who get good results can be doctors, there are enough and more examples of malpractice in sri lanka by the so called "brainy doctors" graduated from SL universities. The only problem is these brainy doctors and their “brainier know it all” seniors cover them up and the normal public is blissfully unaware that their loved ones died because of the negligence of the "brainy doctor". The difference between foreign medical graduates and the local gradates is the amount of exposure the locals get cause in SL there are plenty of patients in government hospitals who are in need of care. The people who glorify the "brainy doctors" should remember that the most important thing a doctor should have is a kind heart not just 3 A's at local A/L

    Nonis Thursday, 16 September 2010 07:06 AM

    Most of the people don’t know the reality; Sri Lanka is having a big shortage in all medical sectors. However the medical council plays a game here. They never let any private institute to make medical personals, even with qualifications. Nursing is one example. I have heard that most of the government nurses are lacking of knowledge with advanced medical systems. I know most of the doctors are also against with Medical Council (MC) in Sri Lanka, because its being criticized by all over the world(India is an example).

    Nonis Thursday, 16 September 2010 07:07 AM

    MC is headed with idiots who never care about the public. While they are in their positions they have never taken any step to improve the medical system. Just think about the government doctors, they do the strikes by keeping the patients as hostages (not all). They are ready to leave the patients till death, if they don’t get their demands. They have forgotten that they have been educated by public funds. It’s simply killing the people for money. What kind of a standard they are having after bean a doctor and letting down the private sector as questioning the standards

    Sanjaya Thursday, 16 September 2010 07:07 AM

    I agree with Janz. Our medical Uni standards are at least 10 years behind european standards. Now our doctors can not get jobs even in UK as they prefer african doctors to ours. QA level is not the correct requirement for medical training. In other countries there are interviews to check whether the students are capable of being of service to the people. Here the doctors are crammers and they are only good to treat diseases not humans!! Almost all those who graduated from NCMC in 1980s are now specialists! But the GMOA was against them too.

    PB Sunday, 04 September 2011 08:41 AM

    Hey Oelanka - U may be the only Lankan willing to go to MBBS 3S/AL. Or more likely u may be one of the bandits who try to snatch lacks from the poor students & patients by giving medical tution

    OneLanka Wednesday, 15 September 2010 12:09 PM

    God's have spoken so that they can keep the monoploy and fill thier pockets at the mercy of the dying................ it is high time government puts thier foot down and permit private institutes

    PB Sunday, 04 September 2011 08:50 AM

    So that's why u need to hav private medical tutories here. To replace the incompetent doctors with 3S MBBS

    GIMBO Wednesday, 15 September 2010 12:21 PM

    WHAT'S NEW.
    WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD HAS PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES WE ALWAYS PROTEST AGAINST THEM.

    local boy Wednesday, 15 September 2010 12:21 PM

    Very Good Move. However, I am sure people will initially identify this as a monopoly of GoSL universities.
    For me, I need most brainy students to be the doctors. Not just with 3s'. Our system produce enough talented doctors . it's government responsibility to keep them in SL by giving them the proper respect.

    spark Wednesday, 15 September 2010 12:27 PM

    MR has obligations to Russia and China. The statement by the GMOA will be changed in due course either by hook or by crook. Watch and see.

    Anjel Wednesday, 15 September 2010 12:55 PM

    I think Doctors need to protect their status. In case if more students pass out from private universities it may affect the status of doctors and may loos the customers. However that private institute also should have the required standards, Otherwise they may produce Bulshit doctors ultimately we as innocent patients will be victims of their poor knowledge.


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