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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said today that several Indian medical officers who had visited the country for the ‘Medicare Health Exhibition’ had conducted mobile clinics in Northern and Eastern provincies risking the lives of patients.

GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge said the Indian medical officers had not obtained the necessary permission from the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to conduct mobile clinics in those provinces.

“The Ministry of Health had facilitated their arrival and conduct medical campaigns within the country,” he said.

Dr. Aluthge said in 2012 a patient’s life was placed in danger following a heart surgery performed by an unqualified Indian medical specialist in a private hospital.

“The patient was rescued by medical officers of the National Hospital in Colombo,” he said and added that though the country had not signed the Economic and Technology Co-operation Agreement (ETCA), parts of it were seen to function in several other ways posing a threat to lives of patients.

Dr. Aluthge said during the tenure of former the president the GMOA requested the then Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena to adopt a regulatory mechanism to check the qualifications of the foreign medical officers arriving the country.

“However, the Health Ministry had yet failed to do so,” he said. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • stalin Tuesday, 06 March 2018 08:28 AM

    how does providing mobile camps risk the lives of people.As if you guys are really bothered about the lives of patients

    prabha Tuesday, 06 March 2018 03:57 PM

    yes, always make strikes without considering about patients in Hospitals.

    sunil Tuesday, 06 March 2018 08:30 AM

    if you GMOA guys are serious about the lives of the patients, stop indulging in politics and protests, and carry out your duty for which you get paid from our tax payers money

    amanda Tuesday, 06 March 2018 08:30 AM

    forever looking for a reason to protest rather than carry out their duty

    Uthpala Tuesday, 06 March 2018 08:54 AM

    Sad plight ! You stop our people from being educated now enjoy the Indians over ruling your medical careers Wait n watch

    Wijebahu Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:12 AM

    Great, we need Indian doctors to replace these egocentric doctor maniacs lead by GMOA mafia.

    lkboy Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:54 AM

    I doubt you will take medicine from them.

    Banda Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:12 AM

    So why no go on strike as usual and endanger the lives of patients. A message to the SLMC and its leadership, live and let live. Banda

    raj Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:21 AM

    Indian medical facilities are much more advanced then our own hijacked SLMC. Please dissolve SLMC and establish state owned Medical Commission to administer doctors of Sr Lanka.

    SAM Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:52 AM

    Public have lost faith in u. While you guys strike and inconvenience sick patients for treatment, your private practice is often available.

    Yehiya Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:58 AM

    GMOA profit is come down.

    Nimal Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:43 AM

    At least they are there now, they should have come much earlier, now the sick people have some real caring doctors to go to, not these goons who have no care about sick people but only their pockets

    LP Tuesday, 06 March 2018 11:16 AM

    Because of Indian doctors Sri Lanka's health std are per with developed countries ????


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