Govt. will continue to recruit MBBS graduates: Minister

  • 20 Sep 2009 10:50:00 GMT

    It is sad to see the govt. opening medical schools at a pace probably with out any long term planning. The initial 4 medical schools have probably doubled with schools at Anuradhapura, Ratnapura and Batticaloa. This article says that they will be given only internship with out any long term job guarentees. In time to come there will be medics with out jobs. It is the ego of some politiciens to say that they have `opened a medical school` with out caring too hoots about what will happen to them in the long term.

    On the other hand there are many specilities or subspecialities which are not available in SL. In established specialities too, many provincial/general hospitals have only 2 physicians or 2 surgeons which doesn`t allow them to give more specialist services. Patients from Polonnaruwa may need travel to get an eye appt. in Kandy. Unfortunately politicians who have ready access to medical facilities in Colombo do not care what services are available to poor patients. Every province should have all facilities for all specialities.

    Without this sort of vision , just producing medics is not the answer!