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‘Certain LRH ‘Consultants’ have little medical knowldege’

There are certain Consultants at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH) for Children in Colombo at present who ask nurses as to which types of drugs and medicines should be prescribed for children. There are around 500 such ‘doctors’ in the country at present. Therefore, Sri Lanka does not need more ‘doctors’ of this nature, Media Spokesman of the Medical Students’ Parents’ Union Wasantha Alwis said.

Addressing a press conference at the OPA in Colombo yesterday evening, he said that the quality of medical education has already seen a decline and there are so called ‘Consultants’ who do not know which drug to prescribe for children. They seek the assistance of nurses for this task. According to Alwis, the union will stage a peaceful protest opposite the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) on August 7 and they plan to launch a fast unto death demanding that Parliament enact the required laws to ensure the minimum standards of medical education, thereby preventing persons who failed required examinations from becoming doctors, etc.

“When persons who failed G.C.E.Advanced Level examinations and become doctors, the lives of patients will be put in danger,” he added. 

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