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Some ministers are pressuring President Maithripala Sirisena to refrain from taking over the Malabe South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (Private) Limited (SAITM), the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) claimed today.

GMOA Media Secretary Dr. Samantha Ananda told a media briefing that though the President has the authority to nationalize the ‘medical degree shop’, he was being urged not to do so by some ministers with vested interested in SAITM.

He said 2016 will be the turning point of the medical education and the health sector in Sri Lanka and it was high time for the President and the Prime Minister to take a final decision on the SAITM controversy. (Piyumi Fonseka)

 

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  • rob Monday, 04 July 2016 05:20 PM

    But in reality they are idiots!

    BUSHEL Monday, 04 July 2016 05:27 PM

    PRESICENT KNOWS IN AN OUT OF THIS ISSUE CZ HE WAS THE MINISTER OF HEALTH WHEN THEY STARTED THIS. SO HE WILL DO THE RITE THING. ANYWAY RAJITHA MIGHT CREATE A CHAOS IN THE COUNYRTY.

    das Monday, 04 July 2016 05:31 PM

    Then all private medical consultancy services should also be taken over by the government.

    BUSHEL Monday, 04 July 2016 05:33 PM

    BUT THERE IS A DEFINITE LOOP HOLE WHERE LAW CANNOT CATCH IT

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 05 July 2016 10:40 AM

    You shop for a Medical Degree and once you become a Doctor you end us a Merchant of Patients; either way.

    SdeS Monday, 04 July 2016 05:35 PM

    Time to end the medical mudalali monopoly mafi.

    SR Monday, 04 July 2016 05:39 PM

    PLEASE REFRAIN FROM PRIVATE PRACTICE AS WELL WHEN YOU STRIKE.THAT WOULD SHOW US THAT YOU ARE GENNUWIN. via DM Android App

    Bingo Monday, 04 July 2016 05:52 PM

    SITAM owner should be charged with criminal offence looting billions of rupees from public showing fake MBBS.

    jumbo Monday, 04 July 2016 05:52 PM

    Ram In which world do you live Do you think the judiciary does justice In Sri Lanka every thing is corrupted via DM iOS App

    rakitha Monday, 04 July 2016 05:56 PM

    shameful narrow minded and backward thinking will keep this countries development at zero via DM iOS App

    banji Monday, 04 July 2016 06:09 PM

    Mr President why dont you introduce a system to track number of patents dying by wrong medication. via DM iOS App

    Arnold Monday, 04 July 2016 06:35 PM

    The GMOA mafia studies from LKG to post graduate with our hard earned tax money and dictate terms to us later on.

    BV Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:28 PM

    THE PRESIDENT HAS FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THIS MATTER.HE IS A COOL CAPACITOR.HE WILL MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AT THE RIGHT MOMENT.

    Cobra Monday, 04 July 2016 07:25 PM

    And you as worthy (worthy?)doctors are supposed to ease that pressure without adding more!

    Herath Monday, 04 July 2016 07:34 PM

    It is alright if SAITM is with at least the minimum standards, forgetting par with the world.

    das Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:57 PM

    But they do have a God Complex

    nn Tuesday, 05 July 2016 01:00 PM

    Beggars who became doctors through free education now trying to prevent others

    nimal Monday, 04 July 2016 04:20 PM

    Dear President and the PM Please educate this so-called unionists that we need this PMC to par with the world.

    usaguy Monday, 04 July 2016 04:34 PM

    yes GMOA president will take a decision and SAITM stays. you do your job you are paid for by the taxpayer. that is serve the taxpayer. via DM Android App

    ajith Monday, 04 July 2016 04:44 PM

    Don't let poor people money spend on middle class welfare. Are the doctors willing to pay taxes to upkeep another medical school.

    roy Monday, 04 July 2016 04:47 PM

    Sri Lanka is the only country in the world where doctors are considered as gods. via DM Android App

    Ram Monday, 04 July 2016 04:51 PM

    Mr President, Please leave it to the Supreme Court to decide. All stake holders are bound by such a decision.

    kk Monday, 04 July 2016 04:56 PM

    Money hunting ministers giving pressure. NUMBER ONE RAJITHA. via DM Android App


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