GMOA seeks probe on PMC guidelines

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The secretary of the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today handed over a written complaint to the police to start investigations on accepted guidelines and criteria when establishing the Private Medical Campus in Malabe (PMC), police said.

Police are to take necessary steps after scrutinising the facts in the complaint.
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  • lip Thursday, 04 October 2012 07:50 PM

    "attempting to be medical doctors going into other areas of study"
    what ar u talking?& what's wrong with ppl going in to other areas of studies. We need smart ppl in every other filed. we need smart scientist, Engineers, Accountant., if smart ppl in our country only become physicians what would happen to our country. We only need limited number of physicians, engineers scientist and so on. If we don't put a limit some other field will not get smart ppl bcz of our culture.we still in colonial mind set ,and go after colonial jobs.I still remember 1of my frnd who got 3A's and an island rank (in top ten spot) instead of going to medical faculty went to science bcz he want to become a scientist. in that old some of student of our thought he's crazy .that becoz our metality. very few ppl like him are here in sri lanka. Others just go fallow traditions blind fully so therefore we have to make limitation in number of seats available in unis

    lip Thursday, 04 October 2012 07:56 PM

    Then how can world’s best ranking Medical schools are private ones e.g. Harvard, john Hopkins, Yale , Stanford,. Private r public doesn’t mean anything. Important thing is quality of education. As long as they provide good education

    kodikara Friday, 05 October 2012 05:38 AM

    Well said LAMAYA. Malambe PMC is a SWIMMING SCHOOL WITHOUT A SWIMMING POOL...

    RuwanL Thursday, 04 October 2012 11:05 AM

    GMOA please be reasonable as we have a dearth of doctors in Sri Lanka. Either we have to increase the intake to universities or set up private universities to solve this problem. We are loosing talented young men and women who are desperately attempting to be medical doctors going into other areas of study!

    Ben Friday, 05 October 2012 06:15 AM

    I think the difference is that the standards of medicine need to be higher because they are dealing with human lives.
    Malabe never got proper approval. it was started without even a teaching hospital

    Managala Thursday, 04 October 2012 11:46 AM

    if all the other sectors Science,Law and Engineering successfully generate graduates in the private sector.Why there should be difference in field of Medicine ? Why No One goes protesting against any of the courses offered on other fields by private sector ? Did they fail to perform in respective fields ? Truth is people benefit from that education. People benefit from that are not rich either.

    ampare son Friday, 05 October 2012 12:45 PM

    i totay agree with lamaya.

    ampare son Friday, 05 October 2012 01:09 PM

    This is sri lanka. low quality is biggest problem.

    sena Friday, 05 October 2012 01:16 AM

    So called PMC have no qualified permanant academic staff to teach, no practicle training as there is no teaching hospital, curriculam is not clinical oriented, but finally these students will get a 'medical degree' according to the way it is goind on. Do you like to be a victim of a person seemingly doctor but having no qualification.

    Lamaya Thursday, 04 October 2012 01:05 PM

    Yes we need private medical schools in Sri lanka but the quality & standards have to be maintained.
    This medical school has been recruiting, taking money & training students for the last 5 years without a teaching hospital which is a joke.
    It is like having a swimming school without a swimming pool !!

    haruni Thursday, 04 October 2012 01:24 PM

    GMOA please , fight for dr's salary.

    ragu Thursday, 04 October 2012 02:13 PM

    bz medicine is not like other fields... u cant play with people will

    haruni Friday, 05 October 2012 04:28 PM

    still sri lankan medical college prof .units ( teaching units) r running without professiors. ( except colombo). why this situation ? last 50 years sri lanka has prduced very few medical professiors. without professiors how can they run prof units

    Sumanasiri Thursday, 04 October 2012 03:23 PM

    GMOA is the best example to show that no group of people, however educated, should be allowed to have too much power.

    Kuka Thursday, 04 October 2012 03:36 PM

    This may GMOA union demand to survive in their profession. GMOA this move is good for your greedy doctors. GMOA hope you are pushing to Sri Lankan student s to go out of the country and study. You bearing mind you are paid by the Sri Lankan taxes not from China and Bangladesh Agents. PMC Malabe student also contribute for Sri Lanka Government Taxes. Also, non of the student going out of the country are not contribute for Sri Lanka Tax scheme.

    Kuka Friday, 05 October 2012 03:32 AM

    Sena do you think Bangladesh Ukraine Georgia student get good training. However PMC Malabe Hospital is open for some basic clinical, only thing the student may delay. "The baby is born still he cannot stand at the moment". Do not try to abolish this kind of Medical Collage this will be benefited for the whole nation.

    Managala Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:28 PM

    How come then other countries could do it successfully and we cannot ? what we are lacking than other countries ? Does death rate of patients is higher globally in countries providing private education in field of Medicine?

    Dutugemunu1 Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:41 PM

    If GMOA think that quality of the Medical faculty of Malabe is substandard help them to improve it .GMOA is trying to stop passing out of large number of doctors to keep pressure to the governments .They know that one day it will be a threat.Although they pretend that Malabe degree is substandard this is the truth.These people don't like others to become doctors.


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