The GMOA says that if the Medical Council tries to register a group not qualified as doctors, it will take a decision with regard to the continuing its membership in the Medical Council.
GMOA Media spokesman Dr. Naveen de Soysa said that apothecaries in the medical service with six passes at the GCE Ordinary level had put forward legal submissions demanding the medical degree.
Meanwhile the All Ceylon Nursing Union too says that it protests against the experts’ Committee the Health Ministry has appointed for studying about the providing midwifery training to nursing officers.
Union organising secretary S B Madiwaththa said that if this committee takes action to curtail this service they would take action against it.
Meanwhile the Government Nursing Officers’ union at a media briefing convened in Colombo day-before-yesterday expressed its protest with regard to the experts’ committee.
However while the Government Family Health Services Union accepts this committee Devikaa Kodituwakku of the Union told our news team that the union would submit its proposals to the committee.