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The Supreme Court yesterday directed the Attorney General to look into the possibility of recruiting medical graduates passed out from the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe as government doctors.

The court made this order after considering a fundamental rights petition filed by three students of SAITM requesting court to grant them the opportunity to be recruited as government doctors.

They had pointed out in their petition that only the graduates passed out from state universities and foreign universities were eligible to be recruited as doctors according to the Medical Service Minute of Sri Lanka Health Service published in the gazette notification issued in October, 2014.

Since the graduates passed out from the degree awarding institutions have been excluded from being recruited as government doctors under the particular gazette notification, the petitioners had requested the court to annul the said minute and grant them the opportunity to be recruited as government doctors after being passed out from SAITM.

After considering the petition the court also instructed the Attorney General to look into the possibility of amending the said minute. (Thilini de Silva and Ranjan Katugampola)

 

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  • ran Monday, 09 May 2016 08:44 AM

    what guarantee you have with foreign universities. Do you know the quality via DM Android App

    Observer Sunday, 08 May 2016 07:56 AM

    What purpose will the SLMC serve under these circumstances via DM Android App

    Cricy Sunday, 08 May 2016 08:03 AM

    What about the quality of these doctors? We dont want to be in risk!

    ET Monday, 09 May 2016 04:36 PM

    Uni Don, How many Medical college students are with bearinimal 3 S passes? Many due to district quota. I hear no one below university qualifications at Malabe medical college

    Perumal Sunday, 08 May 2016 09:38 AM

    We are already at great risk with available doctors!!

    sira Sunday, 08 May 2016 10:06 AM

    justice is for sale. money and political influence backing up morons. via DM Android App

    Gamini Sunday, 08 May 2016 10:18 AM

    Hey Cricy,Who asked you to go to them?Ha ha go to Ayurveda hospital, if you worry about the risk.Same said to Ragama PMC and those doctors are very safe and some are super specialsists.

    lalu Sunday, 08 May 2016 10:18 AM

    Good decision. We need more doctors and we should find out the avenues to produce them. Any shortcomings should be approached in a rational manner. via DM Android App

    henry Sunday, 08 May 2016 10:41 AM

    good .very fair and equitable requestafter all they are sri lankans .justice prevails well done.SLMC needs to support via DM Android App

    Labby Sunday, 08 May 2016 10:56 AM

    If at present these graduates are unable to be recruited as doctors in government hospitals why did they attend this medical institute in the first place?

    Bingo Sunday, 08 May 2016 11:33 AM

    Yamapalanya hitting last nail of the coffin. 3rd world forever.

    joes Sunday, 08 May 2016 11:51 AM

    Guys. anyway our lives at risk with the government doctors. The way they charge the people his inhuman. They don't know that they became doctors using public money. I am very much certain the quality and the humanity of doctors coming out of private Unis are very much higher quality than the students passed out from Government Unis.

    UniDon Sunday, 08 May 2016 05:18 PM

    I can't imagine SC's direction. as I know some of these students only got two S for their A/L.


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