The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today warned that the decision to convert the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to a public enterprise would cripple Sri Lanka’s health sector and changes to the SLMC if any should only be made with the approval of the medical profession.
GMOA Secretary Dr. Chandika Epitakaduwa in a letter to all members of the SLMC, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Sri Lanka Dental Association (SLDA), all Medical faculties and other stakeholders of the medical profession and requested them to reach a consensus on the issue to safeguard the medical profession. Medical professionals held discussions today to decide their stand on the matter.
“The government had taken a decision to categorise the SLMC as a public enterprise and to appoint a controversial personality as SLMC president. It is understandable that there is a hidden agenda behind this fishy move.
The SLMC has been functioning independently since its inception and no outsider will interfere with it. However in the recent past there were unacceptable incidents against its officials,” Dr. Epitakaduwa said. (Olindhi Jayasundere)
The Gvot. seems to be creating more problems in the country when it is struggling to solve many existing problems both internal and international. This situation is because the politics of the country has not got a vision for the country. Every thinking and action of the pliticians are ad-hoc and thoughtless.
Daniel Monday, 05 December 2011 09:32 PM
Will "Dr" Lindsay Eliyantha White - the charlatan/quack and personal physician of the president be appointed as "supervisor" over the SLMC?
fedrick Monday, 05 December 2011 10:04 PM
Good initiative to control medical education and like India medical gradutes should be avaialable for less than 6000.00 Rs.
Prof Wickramatillake Monday, 05 December 2011 10:57 PM
This is shocking!
Shai Tuesday, 06 December 2011 02:32 AM
Good move by govenment. We have to stop all mafia type organizations.
Nodrog Tuesday, 06 December 2011 03:35 AM
Please don't make the innocent public suffer! They have nothing to do with your dispute.
jacoob Tuesday, 06 December 2011 11:31 AM
sir, we are with you carry on
Ziard Tuesday, 06 December 2011 03:28 PM
Majority don't know what this SLMC is and why is it there for........I feel GMOA doctors should educate the public more on what it is and why it's attempted to be changed and why it should be protected as it is.....
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