17 October, 2017

Hora Upadi Kade, Medical Mafia & Contempt Of Court

By Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA), the Medical Faculty Students’ Union, and Inter University Students Federation are probably in contempt of court over their continued protests and trade union action against the judgment of the Court of Appeal on the registration of students of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) with the Sri Lanka Medical Council.

The landmark judgment delivered by the Appellate Court on Tuesday 31st January 2017 confirmed that the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) is legally eligible to grant medical degrees to its students. Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) has been directed by the Appellate Court to grant provisional registration to medical students passing out from SAITM’s medical degree programme. This verdict of the Court of Appeal was announced when the Writ Petition filed seeking an order questioning the decision of the SLMC on SAITM, was taken up for hearing before a bench headed by Justice Vijith Malalgoda. A MBBS graduate of SAITM filed the petition as the Sri Lanka Medical Council refused to register medical students who had passed out from the SAITM last year.

The University Grants Commission had granted approval and registration to SAITM on 30th of August 2011 to conduct the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme, yet hundreds of medical students of SAITM were deprived registration by SLMC, citing inadequate clinical training. The Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) was rejected by the SLMC as unsuitable for clinical training. In December 2015, at the hearing of an application filed in the Supreme Court by the SAITM students, the Health Ministry gave an undertaking to provide clinical training to the students of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) at the Avissawella Base Hospital and the Kaduwela MOH.

The medical mafia, the university students who benefit from taxpayers’ money through free education, and political opportunists have continued to protest the SAITM University’s medical degree programme as a threat to free education. They ignore or fail to protest over the hundreds of other degree awarding programmes undertaken by various private educational institutions. Why is it that only the private MEDICAL degree programme is seen as a threat to free education? The medical mafia of the GMOA, which holds the sick, to ransom every time the Government takes any decision, which benefits the majority of the citizens of the country, are spearheading a campaign against the verdict of the Appeal Court. It is time the Government addressed this menace through proper legal action against those destabilizing its democratic actions.

I am reminded about the rumours floating around during the Premiership and Presidency of Ranasinghe Premadasa. Every time the doctors took trade union action and staged strikes, he would send his goons who would go before the protesting doctors, swing a few bicycle chains and tell them “Dostara mahattayo, wedata giyanam hondai neda?” (Dear Doctor, won’t it be good if you got back to work?), and it always worked. It is time the Government took the bull by the horns, not with the bicycle chain but through proper legal means to stop these medical professionals who have benefited from free education from holding the sick to ransom. Yes, they will resort to trade union action and cripple the health sector for a while, but for how long can they sustain it? The Government should immediately ban private practice of medical doctors who are in government service, if they strike or take other trade union action and deprive the poor of medical care. After all, it is mostly the poor who are forced to seek treatment at Government facilities.

In case of an emergency, there are plenty of doctors in India who could be hired to provide decent medical services if required. The Government should strip these striking doctors of their medical registration if they are not honoring their Hippocratic oath. (The modern version of the oath is annexed at the bottom of the article for easy reference)

Thousands of students who pass with above average results are denied their choice of medical education due to the dearth in state medical colleges. Some seek universities abroad at considerable cost, while others give up on their dream of treating the sick.

Private higher education in medicine was first introduced by the government of J R Jayewardene as part of the open economy concept at the North Colombo Medical College (NCMC). It started with the admission of 100 local and 20 foreign students. The first batch of students was enrolled in 1990.

With similar protests as SAITM, the NCMC was nationalized in 1989 and it became the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya. The first batch of students of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kelaniya completed their five-year course and graduated with the MBBS degree in September 1996. They were provided registration with the Sri Lanka Medical Council.

The next attempt at a private medical university was the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), a brilliant concept and the brainchild of Dr Neville Fernando, a visionary social investor. This investment was undertaken in collaboration with the Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Russian Federation. The final year students were offered entrance to the Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy in Russia, which was recognized by the Sri Lanka Medical Council, thereby allowing its graduates to practice medicine in Sri Lanka after passing the Examination for Registration to Practice Medicine (ERPM) in Sri Lanka.

SAITM also launched a local MBBS programme 6 years ago, which was approved by the University Grants Commission. As a teaching hospital is a basic requirement for a medical degree awarding institution to provide clinical support, Dr Neville Fernando invested heavily in setting up the Dr Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital, a 1002 bed facility (a bed more than the Japanese grant of the Sri Jayawardenepura hospital to JR Jayawardene in recognition of his support at the Treaty of San Francisco or San Francisco Peace Treaty). The NFTH claims that their hospital services are affordable to the greater majority of the local population who are average or lower middle income earners, but do not compromise on service standards or the quality of medical care.

The SAITM medical college has been one of the most controversial educational institutes since the GMOA, Undergraduates from local government medical colleges, and the SLMC banded together and made every attempt to close down this institution and deprive these undergraduates of their degrees.

The irony is that these medical students and doctors who benefit from their free education are protesting against students who are paying for their education; They are even paying for the clinical training provided by the Government.

As for the SAITM students and parents, justice has prevailed. Their heavy investment from their hard earned savings without shipping them off to a foreign land never to return permanently to their motherland, has been rewarded. Even today, thousands of students are studying in many overseas universities, most of which has facilities far less than SAITM. Some of these universities in China, Russia and in the former Soviet Republics, Philippines etc. have received accreditation with the Sri Lanka Medical Council after some of SLMC inspectors have been taken on inspection tours by these universities. How is it that the Government Medical Officers Association or any other institution did not challenge the approval of these substandard universities, but call the SAITM degree as a “Hora Upadi Kade”?. How are these foreign universities recognized by the SLMC? Did anyone benefit personally?

During a conversation I had with the head of the Sri Lanka Medical Council, Prof. Carlo Fonseka, I tossed the question as to why the SAITM degree has been blocked. His response sounded reasonable. He said “The SAITM students do not have exposure to forensic medicine” and hence cannot complete their clinical training. My immediate question was, why the Government could not provide that training, even for a fee. His response, surprisingly, was that it was for the Government to take that decision.

It is left to be seen, if the Medical Mafia continues to deprive the right of a private medical education in Sri Lanka for our youth, or if they will be hauled in for contempt of court.

The grouping together of the Joint Opposition, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), the GMOA and the Students Unions do not auger well for the government’s investment plans not just in the education sector, but will affect every other. It is important that the government and the judiciary takes a firm stand and deals with these saboteurs.

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    An excellent summary. NCMC failed as they wanted Colombo MBBS and held up Colombo exam through courts. With help of JVP, universities closed for 3 years and the radicals were never seen again. Rebels gain nothing. Then Prof Carlo was planted by UNP as 1st Dean of Ragama. He thought he could hero again with SAITM, but at SLMC, his different role was to promote and not destroy. So he violated the Ordinance as per court verdict. SAITM corrected all deficiencies via Supreme Court. Justice released legally very extensively to SAITM. Absolutely lawful. But hidden danger is real. Govt. needs to act on contempt of court, Essential services, ending private practice, confiscations, imprison murderers of poor, and disciplinary actions to maintain law and order for all citizens sick of GMOA-JVP mafia. Sure to get the votes too.

    • 13
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      Thanks Hilmy!

      The protesting doctors are a DISGRACE! They are jealous and trying to protect their turf while sick and elderly patients and the country suffers.

      They should be thrown in jail for Contempt of Court.

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        Who blundered?
        http://www.island.lk/2009/03/16/opinion4.html
        This is how Medical students and GMOA, Kandy supported free education of the students of Allied Health Sciences Faculty at Pradeniya.

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      The GMOA mafia are also in the pocket of A Baur and Co. and other corrupt Pharmaceutical companies that are selling over priced drugs in SL.

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        An FCID investigation is required into the finances of the GMOA. Today, they are being backed by the Pharmaceutical mafia, The Rajapaksa rougues and several foreign countries who have interests in destabilizing the country. The doctors are treated like sacred cows and they think that they cannot be slaughtered. The attempt on the SAITM CEO is the beginning. Time has come to expose and jail them for the criminal offences and crimes against humanity

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      Hilmy Ahamed

      RE: Hora Upadi Kade, Medical Mafia & Contempt Of Court

      “The landmark judgment delivered by the Appellate Court on Tuesday 31st January 2017 confirmed that the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) is legally eligible to grant medical degrees to its students. Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) has been directed by the Appellate Court to grant provisional registration to medical students passing out from SAITM’s medical degree programme.”

      The Medical Mafia has recruited the JVP, Anura Kumara Rajapaksa.

      https://www.facebook.com/anurakumara/videos/722739234547193/

      Is it about Quality of healthcare, the patients well-being, or competition?

      Suggestion: Make the SAITM, a part of the Govt. and make the students come tough the A/L , but with tests for Intelligence, in addition to the tests in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.

      Needed doctors who can think, besides root memorization.
      The current system is flawed, because it does not take IQ and critical thinking skills into account in admissions to the university.

      Naturally SLMC wants to restrict the number of doctors available in the market, and keep demand up.

      In the meantime, Sri Lankans are becoming obese, and getting diabetic, Type 2 Diabetics, and over 16% of the Sri Lankans are now diabetic or pre-diabetic.

      What has the SLMC done? Even their members are diabetic too! Will the Diabetic rate go down?

      Rising diabetes in Sri Lanka

      One in five adults has either diabetes or pre-diabetes and one-third of those with diabetes are undiagnosed, reveals one of the first nation-wide studies to be conducted in Sri Lanka. This has startling implications for the spread of the disease here.

      Diabetes can adversely affect almost every organ in your body – from your brain cells to your liver. Responsible for a staggering number of amputations, diabetes has also been known to lead to impaired vision and heart attacks. It’s a frightening disease, made even more so by the fact that its incidence in Sri Lanka seems to be increasing.

      More women than men are diabetic.

      http://www.sundaytimes.lk/090621/MediScene/mediscene_7.html

    • 0
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      Well written.

      The Doctors need a few wallops with a bicycle chain in their raw buttocks. This will surely cure through excitement those poor patients they take for ransom.

      The Doctors are becoming a law unto themselves and the Government is silent, it is high time they were given the “Premadasa Treatment”.

      Take a few of them to a remote house and treat them well with the bicycle chains and then see what happens.

      The government can leave Human Rights aside for a moment because the Doctors don’t know what Human Rights are.

      The people are watching !

    • 3
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      Who blundered?
      By Prof. D. A. Goonasekera
      Acting Dean Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,University of Peradeniya
      http://www.island.lk/2009/03/16/opinion4.html

  • 10
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    Hilmy Ahamed in this article and Bruce Tamilson in another in this forum have given sufficient reasons to expose the selfishness of SLMC and the MBBS doctors.

    “Even today, thousands of students are studying in many overseas universities, most of which has facilities far less than SAITM. Some of these universities in China, Russia and in the former Soviet Republics, Philippines etc. have received accreditation with the Sri Lanka Medical Council after some of SLMC inspectors have been taken on inspection tours by these universities. How is it that the Government Medical Officers Association or any other institution did not challenge the approval of these substandard universities, but call the SAITM degree as a “Hora Upadi Kade”?”

    SAITM must arrange foreign trips for the SLMC inspectors to get around the latter’s unwillingness to register those Medical Degree holders. The government also can arrange “exposure to forensic medicine” for the SAITM degree holders.

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      Saro

      “Hilmy Ahamed in this article and Bruce Tamilson in another in this forum have given sufficient reasons to expose the selfishness of SLMC and the MBBS doctors.”

      It is about theit “tribe” , About their “caste”, that was trained, at the expense of the poor taxpayers in the country, and the SLMC, in turn wants to screw the taxpayers again after they graduate, at the expense of the tax payers.

      What a racket.

      Import India, and Bangla Deeshi doctors, and form an alternate SL Medical Council.

      It is about the health of the Populace, not solely about the welfare of the SLMC doctors.

      In the meantime, under SLMC, the Diabetes has become an epidemic. Most SLMC “doctors” have no clue, as to why? Diabetes have become a cash cow for the doctors, testing labs and pharmaceutical companies.

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    After the 3rd attempt to go to Medical School. son/daughter goes to SAITM to become a doctor if the dad has the dough….,

    Elite who got the dosh go to proper doctors to get treatment when they have cardiac arrests.

    Poor Dalits have no choice but to go to our Yahapalana Public Hospitals.

    With SAITM MBBS,our Dalits not only have to go the public hospitals but get treatment from doctors who failed the admission test three times.

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      You should have asked these questions from the former President Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse when he gave his full blessings to set up SAITM during his regime. Where were you at the time? Most probably people like you have supported the SAITM project at the time because it was given the go ahead by MR & Co. who had made a big mistake and created a huge problem. Now we have to get a solution to the problem. No one is above the Law of the Land. GMOA, JVP, Student Unions, MR, and people like you must now respect the court decision and move on. No one is opposing to the KDA medical faculty which is also a Privately run Medical College. Why?

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      Sumanae, you and your Mahinda Rajapaksa should be put in the same casket and buried so that Sri Lanka would be a better place. BTW WHWN ARE YOU DYUNG?

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        Sad reality is there are masses like Sumanya and Rajapakshes yanthra mantra astrology controlled srilanka today. Most of them would never question so long their lovely ones would not have been met with it. Corruption, abuses have been like their parts AND parcel of their day today life. Beyond that they cant get anything.

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      Mr. Sumanasekara,I have obtained the services of both the State and Private hospitals.Both places are not perfect they have their shortcomings.I have had to go to the Colombo General Hospital and to the Mulleriyawa hospital over an attack by a suspected rabid dog and to Mulleriyawa over two minor accidents.I take my hats off to the staff at both Colombo General hospital and the Mulleriyawa hospital for the curteous manner they handled my problems.

      Mulleriyawa hospital is the former mental hospital now converted to a general hospital.It is like a hotel, nice scennery, clean buildings and kind doctors and nursing staff.

      It would be nice if criticism of the Govt hospitals are kept mute.

      In the case of the SAITM, I think that GMOA thinks that we are living in the pre Portugese period, the fuedal period where somebody else decide what your future is going to be.Where the Buddhist Priest held sway outside any rhyme or reason.

      GMOA has also forgotten that the only Sri Lankan Doctor with a world wide reputation entered the University at Peradeniya with Sinhala,Pali and Sanskrit as his subjects.He came here after his MSc and worked at the General Hospital. He was forced to leave Sri Lanka by the GMOA. In UK he reached the pinnacle that no other Sri Lankan doctor had ever reached.

      The GMOA should read Hamilton Naki, his life, and his role in the first heart transplant: The …publishing.rcseng.ac.uk/…/003588414X138140…

      Hamilton Naki is reputed to have assisted Dr.Chritian Bernard at the first Heart Transplant operation. Naki was designated a gardner at the hospital and retired on a gardner’s pay.He was decorated with a M.Sc _ Medical Science for his services.

      Naki had been trained in surgery by a German Doctor, but did not have any formal qualifications.

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        I cant agree with you more Upali.

        Sadly, most live like with frogs in a well mentality are the majority of our home country what is not conrtolled by Astrology, sorcery tricks even by today. Jealousy and Malicy should be the reasons anyone to stand against pvt medical degree courses so long the students are enthusiastic to go for studying it at their own costs. Besides, even if you dont have completed 13 years at a school, if the candidates want to risk going to study, it should be their issue so long they can maange to complete all the learn modules successfully, until they get qualified to be a medical doctor in the end, it should be their chance to excercise. GMOA are filled with few arrogant doctors who even feel that embarracing if their own children are rejected by colombo school admission criteria. According to them, doctors should be given the priority number 1 since their professions hhave been helping the patients. But none of these GMOA doctors remember how they became doctors using the tax payers funds of this poor country. I have met German doctors, that have become professors in their fields but some of them have not had completed their university entrance exams in biological subjects. Some had done only arts subects, but their abilities had proved that they are capable to going through all the degree courses in Medicine without facing any special difficulties as the average ones faced with biological Abitur (Alevel).

    • 2
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      They failed 3 times to gain admission to Medical Faculty not because they were not adequately qualified but because of Z score

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      You should be a born meeharakek not to see it. If parents can afford – the candidates with passes in Alevels have every right to enter the medical degree courses. Fact that many students get through but not having the chance to enter medical faculties is because the poor country such as hours have no enough universities that could offer placements for students to study their course. Not that only students with 3As are the only ones that can complete a degree course. There are european universities, some enter to study medicine with just 3 credits (not distinctions). They have all been very successful all the evaluations carried out within their course work. That means, it is a curse that only just 1000 students are being given the chances to local state universities. Those others with bio subjects with not top marks but still want to do medicine should also be given a chance. That can only be made if PVT colleges would be started inthe country.
      Finally only good students can complete their course within the degree – all others will fail and have to leave the colleges without completions. So, just being focused only on ALevel results to measure the abilities of students must not be the criteria. Some do Alevels good, while they will notdo the same during the degree courses. That have been seen in many student behaviours in Europe. So Sumanaya, it was buruwas govt started to give a green light to Malambei PVT medical college. Now to stand against them is wrong actually. I really dont think that many have entered without minimum passes to that college to become medical doctors.

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      A/L is test constantly manipulated by Appe Anduwa Royals. Lankawe Universities giving PhDs to war criminals. Before 1970s Ceylon Medical Graduates walk into UK and similar countries and start their practice right away. When time passed, IC became not ready treat Lankawe students equal to even to Donkeys. China gave a very report about CEB engineers. Time to abolish Kanangra system and privatise substantial portion of it from Nursery. Voucher system should be brought there too. Competition is only one can bring back quality to for anything in Lankawe. If another similar Univercity sets in SATIM also will improve its quality.

      Lankawe is a country where the rebel girls trying to take their last breath was raped, without taking to medical facility. Army obtained coronated from ICRC and shelled hospitals. Who can get a compassionate medicine from these barbarians. They waste the money on the social welfares. Time to ask GMOA so sit for tests back again to see if they all have passed the test sincerely in their time or were sitting in air conditioned rooms and submitting professors answers.

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      Sumanasekera, they have to sit three times A/Ls not because they are not qualified to enter medical programmes but because some Gamayas have been given prominence over bright urban kids. The requirement is ONLY 2cs and 1s. It’s time that noble professions are reserved for people who can handle the dignity of them. Sri Lankan medical professionals were sought after even in the west, but today, we are just fit to be less than nurses. Let us bring dignity to our profession. First, let them follow a years English training.

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    GMOA, JVP ,MAHINDA Having close links. Lately JVP has completely stopped attacking Mahinda and Family instead going after Ranil, UNP, and Mahendran. Wasantha samarasinghe VAC IS IN THE PAY ROLL OF SIRASA.

    Anyone disobeying court orders should be severely dealt with.

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      You may be right.

      This Wasantha Samarasinghe – with his off eyes -he sees always only the negative side of anything. If JVPers are teh third force of this country, they should have earned at least 10 seats inthe parliament last time. Thanks to CURRENT PM, they are given even better positions in current day parliament considering their performance inthe last presidential election.
      We want everyone that abuse the state funds should be subjected to prevailing law and orders. There the crime doers are Rajaapskehs or former CB governer AM or anyone should be punished at maximum the lanken legal system can do.
      Today s media men have been abusing politicians for their narrow gains.
      Sirasa could also do GAMMADDDA or the LIKE programmes in the high days of MR but they failed ?
      Today, to be on good books, and stand against Ranil, they continue their kind of programmes. Only satans does some work being somewhat impartial, but I have never seen them to be different from HIRU and DERANA in the high days of MR highly abusive days.

  • 2
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    IQ and M.B.B.S has no corelation what so ever , and decent doctor will agree with the same, The reality is even western countries are mandated to hire health professions from out side because no one is in a position to produce enough on there own,if not what you get is what you see in SL, where in some speciality thousands of people will have only one specialist to access (that is if you are fortunate)Now the govt doctors will prefer this so that there is plently of room to monopolize and exploit,A student who does well should be rewarded with a guaranteed profession of their choice, the rest should be given the choice of study what ever they wish,and the standards should be decided only by a single common test, but obviously the loosers will be none other than govt doctors/GMOA, POLITICIANS, MIDDLE MAN AND PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY OUT OF IT,so you can see why this well get dragged further and further,just a questions to govt doctors you all are claiming to be qualified to practice but are your ethical????

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    Mr. Hilmy Ahamed: Could you please explain to us the directive of the Courts in stating: ” Grant Provisional Registration to Medical Students of SAITM”. What do you/courts mean and how to interpret “Provisional Registration”. These graduates who have completed MBBS of SAITM: As per the Courts wording : Are they still “STUDENTS”? If so what more they have to qualify to become fully pledged practicing “Medical Professionals”. What was the thinking of Courts in saying “Provisional Registration: and “Students”?

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      The medical council provides proviso0nal registration so that these graduates can apply to the health department to be absorbed in to the internship programmes of the government. After they complete their internship they will be provided their full registration.

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    The Courts have upheld the rights of a section of the people who are suffering from the hostility of a group of people who selfishly want to retain a monopoly for themselves disregarding the interests of others equally if not more deserving. Those who have got into the Medical College because of positive discrimination against the more deserving but were shut out due to such positive discrimination in favor of a group of people, are seeking to deny the rights of the more deserving altogether.How callous they are. Life is unfair and some are born with positive advantages. We can condemn that as unfair. Nature is unfair. But if life is governed by blind forces of destiny then while we must try to correct the imbalance we really cannot undo it by throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
    No professional group should be allowed to determine the criteria for entry to their occupation or profession. People act in their own interests.
    Raja Senanayake

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    Can the GMOA tell us exactly why they are opposed to the students passing out from SAITM. They must be having a hidden agenda

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      It’s simple, the GMOA DOESNT WANT competition in their professions from bright kids with English education from the urban areas. The bloody GMOA are a membership of third rate hooligans

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      Malee yes. This group will damage their monopoly.

      If you visit the Asiri Surgical Channelling counter you will see a notice published by 12 specialists.(I) Says that if a patient is unable to keep his appointment, then he will have to pay the full sum to see the doctor again.(2) says that when patients return with the medical reports requested by the doctor,full payment must be made.

      In return look at this: (i) Years ago I channeled a Doctor at kandy. He was expected at 6 p.m.. He had not arrived even by 6.30 p.m.I had a friend of my daughter in my car, who had to be dropped at her home.I checked the number of bookings the doctor had -it was 150+. Thinking that I could be back before he finished I went to drop the girl at her home.After a cup of tea I returned.The time was 8 p.m. The doctor had gone home- I was shocked. It was like a conveyor belt treatment.

      On another occassion, I channeled a Doctor at Colombo. The appointment was at 6.30 p.m.He did not come. I was about to leave at about 9.45p.m. when the doctor made his arrival.

      I have had to consult a reputed Prof, a physician. He accepts only 20 patients and spends nearly 20 mts with the patient. That is what he did with me.

      The last is a doctor proper and the others pimps who had prostituted the proffession.

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    Why are we tolerating the crocodile tears of the GMOA mafia, when we don’t seem to care about all the other certified professionals passing out of all the other ‘universities’ and International schools?

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      Sumanae, you and your Mahinda Rajapaksa should be put in the same casket and buried so that Sri Lanka would be a better place. BTW WHWN ARE YOU DYUNG?

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        ITS HSOULD READ AS”BWT WHEN ARE YOU DYING?

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    We are either cursed with a spineless or a corrupt government. The country is doomed, apparently the citizens don’t care just like the Politicians. They all want to get rich at any cost.

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      Ceylonese,eventually the problem will be solved by the people themselves.If the threatened general strike take place, the people will act.The Govt can help the society at large by forcing the doctors who strike to settle in full the value of the cars they have bought on duty free permits promptly and stop duty free facilities in the future.

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        An even better solution, the government should set up an official Bicycle Chain Brigade to address the continued destabilization efforts of these hooligans. They have to start with the GMOA office bearers

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        I will sponsor the bicycle chains

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    Hilmy Ahamed
    There is a reason for every country to have a medical registration body including Sri Lanka where it is called the SLMC. The main function of this body is to make sure certain standards are maintained in medical education, and issue registration to practice medicine for individuals who are deemed acquired competency to practice medicine based on the criteria laid down by the SLMC who are experts in the field of medicine.
    I am disappointed that you haven’t grasped the difference between the UGC, which has authority over all higher education aspects of our universities, and the SLMC. Yes, the UGC can approve any program of study as acceptable whether it is science, arts, engineering, dentistry or medicine etc. But it has no authority to issue licenses to practice Medicine or Dentistry. Their approval of a course of study does not mount to anything close to practicing these professions. Additionally, UGC is under the gov. and there is going to be immense amount of political influence on its decisions. SLMC is a professional body which safeguards all aspects of medicine including medical education and medical practice.
    I was flabbergasted even why the Appellate court accepted to hear this case where the plaintiffs are basically asking that they should be registered by the SLMC by disregarding the SLMC’s own criteria which it follows for medical registration of every candidates who apply. This should not be the function of the Appellate Court. This court does not have the expertise to decide which medical education is worthy of registration for licensure and which is not. Therefore, it is illegal for it to order provisional registration to these students!
    If the plaintiffs asked the court to declare registration criteria of the SLMC is illegal and discriminatory, based on the acceptance of the Kotalawala Academy registration acceptance etc., yes, the courts should hear the case.

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      What A mouthpiece for SLMC and GMOA? What you are forgetting is that this same SLMC of yours is offering registration to hora upadi kade’s from Bangladesh, Nepal, Latvia, Belarus, Philippines, china, India, Malaysia, philippines and hundreds other who are far below SAITM. For your information, the academic staff and facilities in Jaffna, Batticaloa, Rajarata, Ruhuna, Kelaniya etc.. are far below the levels of SAITM. The only weakness in the SAITM programme is the lack of facilities for community and forensic medicine, The government should support in this area as there are plenty of government facilities that could address this component. After all they are not spending on these graduates. The government can even charge for this service if they want to be shylocks, Further the UGC/SLMC requirement for any student to follow medicine is only 2 Cs and 1 simple pass whereas many universities around the world and SAITM need much higher grades. Yes, there are accusations that SAITM had reduced the entry requirement for a few students, but not below the SLMC/UGC requirement. The GMOA can complain against these if necessary without destroying the entire medical programme.

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        Foreign medical graduates are not automatically registered in Sri Lanka. They have to pass a test approved by SLMC, which is supposed to be a tough test.

        Why can’t SLMC and SAITM agree to apply the same rule to SAITM graduates?

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          First, one has to know what ACT 16 or ERPM examination is. The following is the SLMC’s brief on the ERPM examination.

          “The Examination for Registration to Practise Medicine (ERPM) in Sri Lanka is conducted by
          the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) for citizens of Sri Lanka who obtained their medical
          qualification from medical schools overseas. It is the examination prescribed in terms of Act
          No.16 of 1965 and Section 29(I)(b)(ii)(cc) of the Medical Ordinance. It was previously
          referred to as the Act 16 Examination. The candidates should possess a MBBS or equivalent
          degree from a medical school recognized by the SLMC, to be eligible to sit this examination.
          Passing this examination enables them to apply for Provisional or Full Registration with the
          SLMC.

          Although the principles of medical practice remain the same, clinical teaching and the
          relative emphasis on various aspects of training differ from country to country. It is
          dependent on the pattern of disease prevalence, the facilities and resources available for
          the provision of health services and the healthcare ethos of the country of training.
          The ERPM is conducted to ascertain whether medical graduates qualified at medical schools
          overseas possess appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to take up hands-on clinical
          training and patient care as an intern medical officer under local conditions.”

          So, why should someone who studies under local conditions be forced to do ERPM. Is there a necessity for them to go through the same thing. If they are required, all local medical students too will have to sit for this. This will augur well for the medical profession as 80% of the local state university students will not pass this examination. The SLMC approves HORA UPADI KADE’s across the world and after students spend 5 to 6 years and qualify. When they return, it is made almost impossible to register and some of them are forced to follow classes by local medical professionals for another 2 to 4 years, This is certainly acceptable to maintain professional standards if the same exam is mandatory for all medical degree registrations

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        Hilmy
        Your speculation of me being a “A mouthpiece for SLMC and GMOA” is uncalled for. You don’t need to bring up personal attacks but correct me if I am wrong.

        Are you a Lawyer? If you are, I feel you are not a good one. I say this because you haven’t even understood the point I am making here. My main concern is how can the Appellate court order the SLMC to register and issue licenses to unqualified candidates? Your list of “hora upadi” foreign medical schools being given registration has nothing to do with it. You appear to be an expert on medical education to say those students are far below SAITM! You also say, “the academic staff and facilities in Jaffna, Batticaloa, Rajarata, Ruhuna, Kelaniya etc.. are far below the levels of SAITM”. When did you become qualified as a great assessor of medical education? Please, leave that for the SLMC to decide.
        All and any foreign candidate has to sit for a SLMC approved licencing exam before they are issued licences. This is what the SATIM students should also do if they are serious about registration.
        Your statement “UGC/SLMC requirement for any student to follow medicine is only 2 Cs and 1 simple pass” is true on paper as a basic requirement. But how many students have got in to medicine with that kind of results? What are you trying to say here? The reason SATIM students couldn’t get into govt. medical schools is because they had worse results than 2 Cs and 1 simple pass??

        Hilmy, The SATIM maid a mistake at the beginning. You don’t start medical schools without consulting the SLMC to ascertain what academic criteria and training requirements are essential for recognition of degrees for registration and licensure.
        In my opinion admission of students to any private medical school in SL should be through the merit based A/L list that is used for government medical schools. In other words, once the government medical school intake is filled the students at the top of the remaining list should be allocated to the private medical school before they are assigned for Dentistry, Veterinary, Agriculture and science. Any student who can’t afford tuition for private medical school should be granted government/private loans for studies or if they wish to enroll in a programs such as Dentistry, Veterinary etc.. What the SAITM students (being academically poor) are trying to do is to grab medical slots from students who should be doing medicine but now doing Dentistry and or Veterinary sciences due to lack of enough medical slots.

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          Eusense, I am sorry, I didn’t mean to be personal, but what I was trying to prove was that it is acceptable for the GMOA/SLMC to have graduates with 2Cs 1s being registered from foreign universities but ones with higher qualification and who had followed a local curriculum are not entitled to be registered. Regarding the standard of various universities, you don’t need to be a medical expert to evaluate the quality of the education. Look at the SAITM academic staff and facilities, and that of the state universities. Some of the state universities do not even have resident professors. You can check their standards by visiting their website. Once again, I apologise if I had sounded personal.

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        SAITM was given community medicine and forensic through Court case in Avissawella and Kaduwela. All SAITM MBBS have completed whole course of all requirements. SAITM during last few years kept on asking SLMC for minimum criteria, but SLMC had no documents to give as they always had accepted a good curriculum, when submitted. The world has many varied curricula which cover ground. SAITM asked SLMC about Compliance Certificates but SLMC was clueless. Prof. Carlo 85 is on extension. He needs to be retired. He wrote to BMJ on his failures with death of 3 patients. If courts ask SLMC for minimum criteria for medical education, SLMC has no answer but hoodwink the public appearing god like, and lofty. SLMC Deans are keeping the registration places for their children. Wheels within farcical wheels.

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      Eusense ,As students of 40 long years ago, I had lot of respect for two LSSP members.Vasudeva Nanayakkara and Prof Carlo Fonseka.After 40 long years I have lost all respects I had towards both of them.

      Prof Carlo Fonseka has become a part of the problem, whereas he should be a part of the solution.

      What are the criteria that the SLMC talks about.Since this matter had come within the public domain,the SLMC should explain to the public what short comings they came across and recommend the corrective measures.

      SITM has a problem with having an adequate number of patients at their hospital. Dr.Neville Fernando had invoked many innovative measures to over come this short coming.One problem he has, which he had tackled, partly successfully is the matter the public visiting the hospital due it’s distance from the Malabe pubic road.

      In my comment to Sumanasekara, I referred to two persons involved in the treatment of patients, one who was a Arts Graduate who later qualified as a Medical Graduate and the other a Hospital cum University gardner. There is a third person who gained prominence, about whom a film was made Dr.Patch Adams.

      Patch Adam was a peculiar character, who went search of he purpose of life.First he voluntarily entered a prison as a voluntary prisoner and he found that the prisoners there had no inclination of his purpose in entering a prison. then he sought and was enrolled at a Medical College.He qualified against immense opposition from a head of a Department.He did not obtain a degree in Biological Science nor did he pass his GCE with Biological sciences prior to enetering the Medical College.If one is determined one can over come any obstacle.

      Remember that one pentathelon winner at Olympics was at one stage of his life considered a cripple.

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        Upali,
        Good story and I am familiar with the Patch Adam’s story. The problem is there is only one in a thousand (or even in a million) who shows compassion, ability and determination of Patch Adam. Admitting students to a medical school can’t take a gamble hoping all 100 students will be Patch Adams. That is why we need to come up with solid criteria for admission. Unfortunately as a third world country SL can’t afford to open up more medical schools and also has to depend on the A/L exam results to look at candidate’s suitability.
        When we have so many A/L students with excellent qualifying marks how can we give slots to Arts graduates, gardners etc.?

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          Eusense I never said that you have to give a place in the Medical schools to Arts Graduates and Gardners. What I meant was that if one has the will and the patience one can overcome all the obstacles.The particular Arts graduate topped the entrance batch and won the University Scholarship.He specialized in Sanskrit with Psychology as his sub and at the Final exam he again topped University exam and won the University scholarship.He did his psychiatry at the Lond University and was attached to the Psychaitric unit. The GMOa protested. He left Sri Lanka, joined the Lond University, did two more exams and qualified as a Doctor. His services were sought after by many govts including SL.

          I am a Sc.Graduate and I can safely say that there is nothing in the GCE (AL) sylabus that is beyond an intelligent student.That was my experience.

          The University Scholarship involves all Universities and faculties including Medicine.

          I read a lot about biofuels and find that many Engineering students sitting their PhD has more that 75% of the thesis involving biological sciences.Genomics.

          “When we have so many A/L students with excellent qualifying marks how can we give slots to Arts graduates, gardners etc.?”

          You do not have to slot in Arts grads and Gardeners. What you should do is open up more medical schools.Since the Govt cannot finance all those, let the Private sector come in.let them open up Universities and teaching hospitals outside the Western and Southern provinces. Then the chief objection to SAITM will disappear -There will be enough and more patients for the students.I will take a bet, all the Specialist Doctors and Medical Academics will join those schools once they retire. That include the top hierarchy of the GMOA.

          GMOA and the SLMC should first discipline the specialist doctors who have taken the patients and the society for granted and perform all sort of misdeed.

          I have come across one uncouth Specialist Physician.This uncouth fellow nearly lives within this private hospital.I had a problem and when I rang the bell the house Officer , a muslim lady came. When she heard my complaint she got excited and warned me of what I should do and not do.The scoundrel who was one floor below did not come to see me.Next day after holding the sthescope to my chest he walked away making a joke of the symptoms that I had developed.I had to go after him to inquire what I should do – His advise do not bathe after 12 noon.-he is a blood sucker.

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    SAITM had been corrupt probably because their management was cheap and they were just concenred about money and not the responsibility of what they are doing. If they are wrong they should be banned here after from doing the same thing. If the degree’s quality is not good. Those students should be asked to get more training and the quality of the education should be increased.

    It looks GMOA – doctors are just a Selfish – Trade Union. They don’t mind job-strikes at the expense of the patients, and they just look after their needs and not for the country. that does not look fiar for educated people who want only to die for money and nothing else.

    Sri lanka needs private Universities in order to get education for those who passed the required exams, but they have to go overseas.

    JVP is just a bankrupt political party. they are doing their best to go according to the Ideology but not not to the practucality.

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      There are many questions that can be raised. Did the people who shout get good marks at the AL? I have heard a story of a person who got his first class at the third shy.Since I know the man I believe that this story is true.

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    GMOA and SLMC have let the sleeping giant to wake up. This SATIM issue has opened up a can of worms. Social media is blazing with stories about GMOA and medical professions, and enlightening and educating the people about their rights. Soon, people would demand the government to mandate the doctors to have compulsory medical negligence insurance, if not circumstances would compelled them to have it. People would soon resort to court actions for medical negligence. Errant doctors have to face the music, even losing their licence, heavy fine, jail term etc. The free ride for GMOA doctors is over for good. The GMOA medical mafia brought these troubles on their own heads because of their bad actions.

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      The problem is gamayas have been recruited in to medical educational facilities who have far lower results than these SAITM kids because the government has not provided for qulaity education in rural areas. These will have to be developed and the GMOA/Government should not penalise the urban students by having hiher requirements for them.

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      It is necessary for all professionals to keep themselves updated on recent developments in their chosen field.This should apply to all Specialist Doctors too.This problem with the SAITM does not apply to the General Medical Practitioner. IT is the Specialist Doctors who are affected.It is the specialist doctor who is worried that their monopolistic position will be challenged eventually.The SAITM students owe nothing to the Specialist Doctors and are capable of challenging the specialist one day over their exaggerated worth.This is not the case with students of the Govt.Medical Colleges. The SLMC should ensure that the Specialists are kept on their toes.All specialist doctors should face periodic tests.

      This should apply to the Architects too.

      Secondly, this country need another 5-6 Private Medical colleges. They will finally attract foreign exchange.

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    Are we going 25yrs backward.or find a solution to the satim problem.
    If the problem is forensic medicine why can’t we have a 3 months intensive course.After all when I was a medical student we had only about 50 hrs of lectures and I did not attend them or went to sleep in the lecture theatre.I passed the subject with flying colours after mastering the text book ..The other solution is to give them permission to practise medicine only at the SATIM hospital (provisional )and asses their suitability to give general registration after 1year JVP and the Jo should under stand the missery they created in 1989! GMOA must understand that Autrallia is getting saturated with their own doctors.and if a situation arise like in1989 where are they going to go Iwas lucky enough to migrate in 1993 but I still regret leaving .Srilanka.

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      Chandra Wijeratne You are right. The GMOA had been objecting to any body and everybody else from learning about health care. remember how they struck work and forced the Govt to shorten a course at the Peradeniya University from 4 years to 3 years.

      I was in Australia two years ago.I found a Sri Lankan friend running all over that state capital to obtain a Visa to get down a Buddhist Priest from SL.My question was, why do you need a Buddhist Priest to teach Buddhism. There are many books published and one could read and teach the students the basics of Buddhism. If the child is interested he could read the doctrine for himself.Today the Buddhist priesthood consists of more thugs than discipline people.The incident at london where the Priest was sentenced to jail for molesting a girls is a typical example of what priests have become.

      I was at Ananda hostel. We were provided with the daily papers.One thing I realized in 1954 was that this country will never see peace until and unless the Govt decide to discipline the priests. It applies ditto to the GMOA.

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    It is an utter lie to saynthat we have free education in this country when almost all students pay for tuition at the loss of their child hood. A parent with three children spends at least 15,ooo/ for tuiyion . No leftist party oppose thiois. JVP has people top[rotest but n o votes.What I believe is that government shpould pay compensation for the students if the degree is not recognized as it has efrlier committed. The wwonder kis that Mahinda is now agianst the SAITM having laid the foundation of approval during his regime thus pursuading parents to direct gtheir childrento it and giving guidelines which the SAITM has cleared as far bac k as 2011. TRhis type of politicqal opportunism from a one time Presidnt of this country shows his utte selfishmness and greed for power.The wonder is that JVP is not ashamed to be in line with such a reascal who begtrayed them not once but several times.

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    If the GMOA wants to shut down private universities, let the government shut down private practice for doctors in the state sector. Why should they be given all the facilities including duty free cars, thousands of experimental patients and all the resources to perfect their craft at state expense and allow them to fleece private patients

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    My daughter got in to depression and eventually committed suicide because she could not enter the medical faculty even though she got an A and two Bs. Some of these B’s who are protesting got far less at the A’:L and managed to enter because they came from Bintenne. If I had access to private medical education at that time, my daughter would still be alive. I honestly want to take a gun and shoot all these protesting B’s and B;s

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      Why do you want to medicine? Is that the only course available on earth?There are many other degree programmes in Sri Lankan Universities. All those who accuse doctors and GMOA somehow wwant to enter the same profession by hook or crook and become a GMOA member? Why?Your child sits A/L three times and fail to enter medical faculty. He or she is not suitable to do medicine. Then there are other courses. Why not do scince and become a teacher? Nobody wants to become a teacher. Is it a disgrace. I propose that any bogus private medical graduate including SAITM graduates should be banned from practising medicine in this country. A/L should be restricted to once only. If you had encouraged your child to do science your child is still living. Go by the Buddha’s teaching. Be happy with what you have.

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        Ajith Weerasuriya,You and I cannot decide what a student want.Neither can the Govt or the GMOA.You seems to be blind to what had happened to the Teaching Profession. It started with the 1972 constitution and when the party of Prof Carlo Fonseka was in the Cabinet.( Incidentally it was Good Old Carlo’s party that brought in the first stupid constitution). The Teachers were forced to work for the parties in power, they were forced to fill the empty veneues when they held public meetings. Later on the JVP and their people cashed on the pathetic plight of the teacher.Then came the UNP who made the problem worse – In other words all parties in politics have destroyed the teaching profession and the education.Years ago I was at a Wedding where I met three brothers of one family from Embilipitiya who had, one a Doctorate medicine, One a PhD and other a degree in Bio Science. I inquired from them where they went for tuition, reply- we studied on our own at Embilipitiya.I was happy to hear that. How many such stories do you hear to day.At Matara I came across a girl, whose father takes her for tuition classes at 3 a.m.So your contention is wrong.

        Secondly did not the GMOA destroy the other avenues that the students have of pursuing their studies when they objected to the 4 year course at Peradeniya campus. – Pl See next comment

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        Ajith Weerasooriya. This happened in 1976. I was with a party known to me in the U.K..They were preparing dinner, I undertook to cook some Corned Mutton, which I used to like very much.While opening the can, the lid cut in to my finger. It was a very deep cut and I was scared thinking that I will loose the use of that finger.My host took me to a Govt Hospital.The Doctor, a lady, who saw me wanted to suture the finger and she CONSULTED the nurse who was there. The NURSE said that it was difficult to suture the finger but suggested instead a pasting and dressing. The doctor agreed. I left for SL the following day, with written instructions for the doctor in SL.The finger was cured, to day I am typing this note with that finger.

        Please note:(1) Will a Sri Lankan Doctor, leaving aside the specialists with such swollen heads seek the advise of a Nurse? (2) In which country do they allow the Medical Profession to walk out of their place of work the way that it happens in SL.(3) How many doctors had been punished by the SLMC for negligence. (4) In some countries Doctors cannot continue to practice without being tested regularly to determine whether they are uptodate with the latest technologies.Does it happen in SL,this is important as far as the Medical prof is concerned.

        Last not the least, Why did the Doctors agree to the Govt imposing a ban on Woodwards Gripe Mixture and Waterbury’s compound in 1977-78. True the formula had alcohol. How many had become alcoholics after taking those medicines.In my youth I have taken plenty of them.

        I have a very sensitive stomach, suffered from puffiness.I would have spent over Rs 100,00 on treatment, with no permanent avail. Finally what cured me was the common vegetable found in the garden and I take about 25mls of Arrack, when I develop puffiness.

        Our doctors have forgotten that till about 1955, all medicines be they from the West or Auyrveda had alcohol in them. It was after the WWII that the modern medicine developed and Our Doctors, the putrid Buddhist Priests and equally putrid Politicians mouth such lies against Alcohol.

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    With the JVP endorsing the fight against SAITM, an attempt has been made on the life of the CEO of SAITM. Are we returning to the days of 1989. JVP, which has lost the credibility of the people by being subservient to the government is now desperate to save itself

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    There are many who travel to Russia and China and to many other countries to obtain a medical degree. This involves lots of very valuable foreign exchange. Have the GMOA and protesting students have done anything to find out the quality of their medical education in these Universities? These foreign qualified students register at the medical Council after a specified exam. Why not this option extended to SAITM student?. As I understand SAITM itself has aligned with a recognized Russian University in providing medical education in this country. GMOA resorts to trade union action risking the lives of the poor and innocent patients. Are they playing politics? Why are they silent about the Kotalawala University. Once again is it politics?

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    There has to be a qualifying examination for SAITM grads like the ones who qualify from overseas ,,the act 16 examination/ERPM . SAITM grads cant have different treatment just bcos they were able to pay money to a institution locally.

    SLMC conducts this examination to all foreign medical grads and there after thos who pass are in the bottom of the list when allocating internships and very often they are given difficult and remote areas. To date these foreign grads have complied by these rules and never demanded preferential treatment from the State. Likewise the SAITM grds too must comply with these regulations and not expect to be be treated equally as the State grds. If they are so qualified and capable why hesitate to face this examination ?

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    I do not think anybody oppose to private sector investment on development of country’s higher education sector as long as it adhere to accepted terms and conditions.otherwise quality of the products may be in question.that is what exactly happening at SAITAM. investors have no rights at all to dictate terms though money invested theirs.they have to adhere to locally and internationally accepted norms.from recruitment to releasing of final products. any court too do not have any say in quality of final products. it is entirely up to professionals in relevant fields.Law court can not tame nature that make people sick, make people die prematurely. only the quality doctors can do that. court orders can not cure deceases of anybody.only the doctor’s prescription do that.as such court should not get involved in such situation as far as quality of education and final products of education is concern. professionals of relevant fields should intervene and get upper hand and ensure quality of the products.

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    There is a simple solution : ask doctors to display their certificate and those who want to see SAITM doctors can channel them if they like.

    The rest of us will go the usual route, I will be steering clear of doctors qualified after 2017 for the next few years.

    To be fair, plenty of time for SAITM doctors to build a reputation.

    Must obey the law, even if it was politically motivated – look at the constitution for example.

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    I must have seen doctors and doctors in sri lanka during my life. those were the days we even had fully attired (mean full suit tye and coat) doctors well versed to express in English and local languages. Oh no now we we cannot idendify a doctor from a visitor to the hospital they just come dressed in any clothing and nothing to talk about their language abilities though they practice English medicine so to speak. It is purely a personality clash and utmost jealousy and also inferior complex that provokes these people.

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      This is the main problem with this uncultured lot. They think that anybody who can speak better english than them are eleitists. Ats pure and simple jealousy. How can you trust a doctor who cannot speak a sentence in English. All their books are in English and how did they manage to pass?

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    Sabitha Perera: Thank you for explaining the matter I raised. I was compelled to raise those two issues, because the two MBBS of SAITM Graduates who went to court of Appeal challenged the rejection of their application to be “Medical Practitioners” by the SLMC. Many of those graduates of SAITM have obtained their applications from the SLMC for registration and let us see how the next step would be taken in the matter. Would they be required to sit another qualifying (supplementary) examination as that would be applicable to other foreign qualified Medical Degree holders? OR as you said, would they be given appointments by the Government and subject them for “Internships”. In any case this matter is now scheduled to go before the Supreme Courts and what that “Subject Matter” to be challenged is not yet in the public domain. Thank you again for the info.

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    There are well over 40,000. quacks practicing in the
    country and the GMOA is not bothered .More than two
    thousand pharmacies without pharmacists and the GMOA
    doesn’t care because all of these are the
    responsibilities of the govt but private medical
    degree from a Srilanka based institute is the business
    of GMOA ,not even courts can decide it ???????????????
    Are they in health care or belonging to WELE SUDA&CO ?
    Honestly there are good guys in our hospitals BUT ALL
    ARE HOLY COWS regardless of their social background .
    My concern is whether the products of SAITM are going
    to be any different to the patients in terms of mutual
    respect ? PUBLIC or PIVATE,Srilankan professionals are
    arrogant towards their fellow beings due to their
    colonial mind set.Something needs to be done about it.
    It is very hard to find someone down to earth anywhere
    these days.

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    Corruption!Corruption!! Corruption!!!

    If there is law and order in the country We would have been one of the top nations in the world. There is no transparency ,the wealth is going into pockets of the politicians and co, businessmen and now the professionals . Srilanka is run by Mafia!

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    I would like to challenge the GMOA office bearers to prove that they are worthy of their degree by sitting and passing the ERPM examination. Most of them will have to go back to medical school.

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    SAITM in Supreme Court now to prove another obstruction of SLMC/GMOA Combo in October 2014 alteration of Public Service PSC Minutes to prevent SAITM from practicing as doctors in their own country. What insane and mentally deranged Medical Deans appointed by Govt. law, to Medical Ordinance to promote Medical Education. Twisted intellectuals. July 2015 Inspection report was twisted and altered. SLMC fails most of foreign graduates at ERPM, so only their children pass with private tuition. The Common MCQ paper at local MBBS must be given to local UGC approved state uni. as well as local KDU and SAITM. Local students are there to study free, not govern the education of the other citizens. Must know where to get off. Attempted murder of SAITM CEO is REAL.

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    SAITM boss Doctor who got shot at in Malabe, is not a real Doctor.

    He is not registered as a Doctor because he couldn’t get through the Exams.

    Probably one of those who did MBBS with dad’s dough, after failing A levels three times.

    Anyway the person who disclosed this info is none other than the one time Yahapalana Pillar, Prince Anura,

    No wonder Alsatian Rajitha’s mongrel son laid in to him in Parliament accusing him of taking money from the UNP, even at the Yahapalana Election.

    Wonder how many times did Alsatian Rajotha’s DIL sit for AL?..

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