College of Surgeons says committed to patient care
The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka has sent us the following letter in response to our last week’s story which carried the headline “Warning: Temporarily registered foreign medical ‘specialists’, ‘consultants’.
“The above article discusses issues relevant to the times with regard to temporary registration of foreign medical specialists in a fair and well balanced manner.
“However, we note with regret the remarks made by some of the senior representatives of the main private hospitals in Colombo in the above article.
“Their statement that ‘these colleges are formed for a different reason and to look after the welfare of the members rather than the education purposes’ is both degrading and insulting to these professionals bodies and their membership. We are particularly dismayed by the ignorance of the academic activities organised by these colleges on a regular basis which also benefits the private sector clinicians and para medical staff, thereby improving quality of patient care.
“We wish to reiterate that the professional colleges are the apex bodies that cater to the academic needs of its members.”comments powered by Disqus