“Government has been taken a solution for settle that SAITM issue. But we can’t agree with the decision about the special exam for MBBS degree completed students at SAITM due to the regulations of University Grant Commission Act.”
“We urge anti SAITM groups to accept the government decision about SAITM and end campaign for the betterment of the country,” said Ratnapriya.
Ven. Dambara Amila Thero, Co-convener of NMFEFE said that there must be a quality for every profession.
“If the Buddhist monk does not have a quality what will be happened?”
He added, “GMO leader Dr. Padeniya has been said that they will topple the government within three months period. It is not an easy task due to the over 6.2 million voted to the government. General public are not happy with GMO activities especially hospital strikes. These days many people suffer with influenza virus fever.”
The Buddhist monk pointed out that the needy of private medical colleges for the country.
“We need another fifteen private colleges for the benefit of the public health. But we have one doctor for 2000 people of the population in the country. There is a political agenda behind the anti-SAITM campaigns.”
“Doctors can’t play with the people every day. People have a right to being healthy. They will react at the correct time,” said Amila Thero.
Co-conveners of NMFEFE Gamini Viyangoda and Dr. U. Anura Kumara also spoke out the event.
“There must have a common exam for the final year medical students of government and SAITM,” said Dr. U. Anura Kumara.
Meanwhile, Government has cited four decisions on the SAITM matter as follows:
1. SAITM students who have already passed the final MBS examination will be given a further period of clinical training in Surgery, Medicine in Gynaecology and Obstetricts, Psychiatry and Paediatrics, one month each in duration at Homagama and Avissawella hospitals.
2. Subsequent to this training, candidates will undergo a mandatory examination conducted for granting provisional registration under the joint supervision of Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) and University Grant Commission.