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Monday, 29 September 2014 - 18:53
Govt medical officers take stern action against health Minister's decision on Malabe private medical students.-Video
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The Government Medical Officers Association stated that they will take all measures against the decision taken by the Health Ministry to provide clinical training to the students of Malambe Private Medical College.

The students of Malambe Private Medical College lodged a fundamental rights petition at the Supreme courts requesting to allow clinical training at government hospitals, naming 11 persons including the Health Minister and the Higher Education Minister as respondents.

Kelaniya University Medical faculty students’ union made an appeal to intervene into the matter, however, it was rejected by the supreme courts today following the withdrawal of the court case.

The faculty head of Forensic Science Faculty of Malambe Private Medical College Ananda Samarasekara stated that, the case was withdrawn after the Health Minister agreed to offer clinical training to their students at the government hospitals.

The representatives of the Medical faculty students’ action committee staged a silent demonstration in front of the Supreme courts today, at the time of the court hearing of the petition.

However, Attorney-at-law Nuwan Bopage stated that the medical faculty students will take measures to file a court case against the decision taken by the Health Ministry.

Expressing his views at a media briefing held in Colombo today, GMOA Central Working Committee member Doctor Nalin de Herath stated that the GMOA is also against the Ministry’s decision.

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