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No president for SLMC two months after post fell vacant: GMOA


6 October 2018 03:30 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday said the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) was without a president as one hadn't been appointed even though two months had lapsed since the post fell vacant.

Former SLMC president Prof. Colvin Gunarathne tendered his resignation to Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne on July 31, owing to several shortcomings attached to the healthcare system.

GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Naveen De Soyza told Daily Mirror that it was the responsibility of Minister Senaratne to appoint a new president to the SLMC following the resignation of Prof. Gunarathne. “However, Minister Senaratne was attempting to go forward by making amendments to the Medical Ordinance. The delay in appointing a new president to the SLMC is yet another attempt by the minister to paralyze the SLMC, a move that puts the entire healthcare system in the country into jeopardy,” he said.

“The authorities should appoint a new president to the SLMC without further delay,” he added. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 6

  • eran Saturday, 06 October 2018 10:02 PM

    Does anybody care whether you have a president or not?

    Mandy Sunday, 07 October 2018 01:14 PM

    First we must model SLMC on lines of General Medical Council of UK on which the SLMC was set up 92 years ago here in SL. The GMC has changed its scope and mission many times since. We must do the same - see page 8 Sunday Times, if we are to get out of the clutches of the GMOA.

    Nalla Thambi Sunday, 07 October 2018 02:16 PM

    Why not start a trade union action to get a person to be appointed. Shame on you.

    Hirantha Sunday, 07 October 2018 02:57 PM

    Whether you have a President or not, you keep him as a puppet to justify your ugly decisions and function your Mafia through out the country.

    Ashoka Sunday, 07 October 2018 05:56 PM

    I think you can do another token strike to force the government to appoint a new president

    Hypocrite Sunday, 07 October 2018 06:55 PM

    What's the fired hurry????

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