Jan 22, Colombo: Media spokesman of Sri Lanka Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) Naveen Soyza says that the GMOA has initiated a programme to apprehend the unscrupulous bogus doctors with the support of the private telecommunication service providers.
Under the new programme, the public can know the credentials of a doctor by sending a SMS to a given number. The administrators will check the registry of the medical officers and inform the client about the relevant doctor's status.
The GMOA spokesman said that the public can lodge in complaints regarding the bogus doctors more effectively.
He further said that the Ayurveda Medical Council and Homoeopathy Medical Council have so far not submitted their registries to implement this programme.
The GMOA spokesman expected that the support of all medical councils would help them to alleviate the problem of bogus doctors in Sri Lanka.