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SAITM issue: President to discuss with stakeholders

9 February 2017 05:46 pm - 34     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena will summon all stakeholders involved in the SAITM Medical College issue for a decisive discussion to resolve the crisis, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told Parliament today..

He said the President would summon the Higher Education Minister, Health Minister and other stakeholders for a meeting within a few days.

“It is the duty of those who oppose SAITM to stop their protests and resolve the issue through dialogue" the Minister said.

The minister said there is a potion of poor children studying in SAITM and they should be allowed to study and become doctors.

He added that it was essential to rectify the shortcomings in the process that was followed in establishing the Malabe Medical College.(Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 34

  • Justice., Friday, 10 February 2017 07:11 AM

    case was taken to court...judgment given...appealed...considered...judgment given... now that should stand...NO MATTER HOW THEY PROTEST OR FIR HOW LONG ...the Appeal court jydgement MUST interference by the President should happen...Law is supreme...President should not get involved...IF he cows down to the low act if GMOA n the students...there will be protests for the minor issues....nip it in the bud or face consequence that may be exploited by the JOkers n MR yo topple the govt or even use Got as proxies for an army coup to take place...All those in power right now will have to face jail time...RW excluded.. via DM Android App

    Bala Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:35 PM

    Excellent idea Tony. Wih you were the Presdent. Do not gve in to hypocrites in GMOA.

    Bala Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:39 PM

    Also Doctors Fees for private practice limited to Rs.250 per consultation aspublic paid for their education..

    we the citizens Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:41 PM

    Let's burn a few houses belonging to those GMOA's like they do in India..

    Amanda Thursday, 09 February 2017 11:00 PM

    I hope the president will not take the side of the GMOA like the dementia he has for war heros who has committed murders and mayhem in the past. via DM Android App

    Mahila Friday, 10 February 2017 01:09 AM

    Private consultancy earnings of doctors to be taxed as private income of individuals and used as contributions towards increasing capacity of University medical colleges. GMOA are very good professionals

    Public Friday, 10 February 2017 05:37 AM

    You must be having a wet dream, state universities don't even make the global top 100. Our index is good for the developing world but much improvement is needed. There needs to be quality control, it's not done by banning universities. Need positive constructive approach to raising quality.

    Wijebahu Friday, 10 February 2017 05:59 AM

    current GMOA consists of extremists and will take all education down not only medical education.

    PMS Friday, 10 February 2017 06:33 AM

    "The minister said there is a potion of poor children studying in SAITM and they should be allowed to study and become doctors."This looks like being not poor is not a qualification for paid education.

    SL Thursday, 09 February 2017 09:28 PM

    We need Quality out put from the SAITEM who are well trained doctors like the one we have from government institutes.So far the government institutes have produced quality doctors .that's why our health sector indexes are better like 1st world countries though we have not such a huge government budget for our health sector.Every body shall respect the GMOA for their commendable duty rendered.

    Alston Friday, 10 February 2017 07:14 AM

    Hope he would not give in to the unjustly dictatorship of GMOA

    bimba Friday, 10 February 2017 08:02 AM

    After long time he read newspaper via DM Android App

    Dulan Friday, 10 February 2017 08:58 AM

    Some cannot see the sarcasm in what Ravi said

    JR Friday, 10 February 2017 08:59 AM

    Why haven't you published my germane comments yet?

    dulan Friday, 10 February 2017 09:00 AM

    Then why are poor standards in some district hospitals not been focused on

    Henry Friday, 10 February 2017 09:16 AM

    we have faith in our president he is a excellent person to solve problems.hope he would not give into the dirty pranks of the GMOA JVP and extremist elements who are trying to take control Court decision needs to be implemented without delay via DM Android App

    Ajith Friday, 10 February 2017 01:41 PM

    Court decision can be only overrule by higher court only.

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:43 PM

    We agree with you Sir. Only you can solve this problem.

    lkboy Thursday, 09 February 2017 06:23 PM

    so what is the solution?

    Ravi Thursday, 09 February 2017 06:25 PM

    President will definitely take some action when he sees this issue in the news papers

    wale Thursday, 09 February 2017 06:26 PM

    Standars are followed to minimise the risk to failure or Public health and safety, public heath and safety for a practising professionals and it is the duty of professional institution to safe guard the interest of the people.

    Yana Thursday, 09 February 2017 06:45 PM

    Areyou saying that GMOA doctors have standards? What are their standards? Do they even know what the hippocratic oath is?

    rew Thursday, 09 February 2017 07:06 PM

    President has no say in this matter. He is not above the law as MR thought he was

    TONY Thursday, 09 February 2017 07:17 PM


    sg Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:20 PM

    What ever we need private education including medical studies. Also, it should go through good quality system with mongering by the government authority. We need more private medical collage.

    Nana Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:21 PM

    Its good o resolve matters through dialogue, But President should not go down to protests and threats. Ranil has a backbone and know to be patient, though he is not capable to get over issues like MR did (Good or Bad)President should ask protesting parties, If SAITM to be stopped :1. Why not stop all foreign Medical Degrees ?2. Why not Private Hospitals to be also taken over by Govt?3. Why not Private Tution also stopped ? 4. Why not regulate channeling ?5. How can Public money be spent on Free Education only for a selected Group ? How can Govt solve Doctor shortage without having Private medical colleges?

    Bala Thursday, 09 February 2017 06:07 PM

    What more needs be done after a definite legal ruling. Do not make a mockery of the Law of the Land due these rowdies trying to disrupt everything. The GMOA even protested against ambulances for the public. Might is not right.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:44 PM

    Welcome Sir... you know the plight right away, only you could give the solution.

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:45 PM

    Sir, you have the power to solve any problems reasonably. That is why you are our President. Thanks Sir.

    German Jacob Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:46 PM

    We need you sir to solve this problem. enough is enough... we don't want to watch the TV news (from all channels) covering this nasty act.

    Manuel Benjamin Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:48 PM

    Yes Ravi, let the matter handled by our Hon. President.

    J Palitha Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:49 PM

    Its just a peanut for our simple master MS and he will solve it very reasonably.

    Vijith Pieterz Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:50 PM

    Non others, only MS can do it.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:51 PM

    Wait and see my putha - MS is not like MR to cheat.

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