Health Minister appoints Committee to probe Medical Council

Health Minister appoints Committee to probe Medical Council

16 September 2020 05:24 pm

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi appointed a five-member Committee to probe Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), in response to the recent chaos awaken upon the inaccurate grading of foreign medical colleges.

The accountability of the SLMC may have been in question, as some of the decisions it is making are argued by several parties, whilst allegations are leveled that the SLMC does not act independently.

The chaos took its inception as the SLMC had acted on dismissing three reputed medical schools of Russia from its accepted list of foreign universities from which graduated Sri Lankan students are allowed to practice medicine in Sri Lanka. 

The SLMC later apologised saying that it was mistakenly committed. 

MIAP