Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Foreign doctors practicing in Sri Lanka without adequate qualifications, government doctors charge
Wed, Jul 18, 2012, 08:18 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 18, Colombo: Government doctors in Sri Lanka say that foreign doctors are practicing medicine in the country without adequate qualifications.

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has said that foreign doctors are registered as temporary medical practitioners.

Head of the GMOA, Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya says that since they are registered as temporary medical practitioners they cannot practice as specialist doctors. However, most foreign doctors practice as specialist doctors, he noted.

He noted that the Health Ministry together with the GMOA last year introduced a process to evaluate foreign doctors.

Dr. Padeniya He explained that 18 doctors had applied for registration following the introduction of the evaluation and that all 18 applications had been rejected due to the lack of adequate qualifications.

According to Dr. Padeniya, there are currently 184 foreign doctors practicing as specialists with temporary registrations and would have to re-register under the new system.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Arrested underworld figure 'Army Roshan' handed over to Army
-- [1 hour and 9 minutes ago]
Government assures to take necessary measures to control dengue epidemic in Trincomalee
-- [1 hour and 30 minutes ago]
Flemingo wins major duty free tender at Sri Lanka's Colombo Airport
-- [1 hour and 55 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrates 68th birthday today
-- [2 hours ago]
EU commends Sri Lanka for advancing human rights agenda and restoring freedom
-- [3 hours ago]
New Zealnad to open High Commission in Sri Lanka
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Central Bank raises policy interest rates tightening the monetary policy
-- [5 hours ago]
Pictures from Kremlin: President of Russia Vladimir Putin meeting with President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena
India Sourcing Fair 2017 and India International Textiles Expo 2017 in Colombo
Ukrainian captain of MV Avant-Garde granted bail

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.