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* 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.



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