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‘Politician misleading SAITM graduates’

Wasantha Alwis
Wasantha Alwis

The Parents Union of the State Medical Students said yesterday it had informed the President of a certain politician’s efforts to mislead a few former SAITM students to gain political advantage, the Union’s media spokesman Wasantha Alwis said.

Speaking to the media in Colombo yesterday, he said a few SAITM students have been misled by the politician and as a result, around 85 SAITM students are still wasting their valuable time without taking immediate action to become recognised doctors through the Kotelawala Defence Academy.

All the other SAITM students are on their way to becoming fully qualified doctors and the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) would recognise SAITM graduates who became doctors by following the path opened by the government for them, Alwis said.

But a handful of SAITM students are still dreaming about getting a SAITM MBBS which will only remain a dream, because there is no such institution now, and neither does the SLMC or any other country recognise the SAITM degree, he said.

The small group of SAITM students and the politician is misleading the Judiciary. State medical students and their parents along with registered MBBS doctors will not let it happen, he said.

Meanwhile the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) Assistant Secretary Dr. Navin De Zoysa said the GMOA recorded a statement on the complaint it had made to the Special Presidential Commission in connection with alleged fraud at the Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital, the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital issue and the cancer drug fraud.

Dr. Zoysa said that their statement was recorded for about six hours and the commission informed the GMOA that it will be notified if it is required to appear before the commission again.


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