The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has threatened to take action against the Private Medical College in Malabe.  Condemning the activities of the college and the support given to it by the government the GMOA said that the institute puts the quality and standards of the medical practice in jeopardy.

Secretary of the Association Dr. Nalinda Herath said that the college does not qualify to be established as a medical faculty with a degree awarding status as a five person committee appointed by the Health Minister at the time had revealed in its report.  The college which has about 900 students at present is now calling for registrations for its new batch despite instructions from the Ministry of Health to stop enrolling new students until further notice, he said.

Dr. Herath accused the institute of misleading parents and continuing enrolment of students despite repeated warnings by the GMOA. He added that the GMOA would take whatever means necessary to ensure the wellbeing of Sri Lankans and the standards of medical services provided for them.