SLMC chairman resigns

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Untitled-7By Thilanka Kanakarathna  

Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) Chairman Prof. Colvin Gunarathne has tendered his resignation to Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne on July 31.  

He told the  that he resigned due to shortcomings in the Medical Ordinance.  

“The SLMC is a statutory body established for the purpose of protecting health care seekers by ensuring the maintenance of academic and professional standards, discipline and ethical practice by health professionals. However there are critical issues in the archaic Medical Ordinance. I cannot continue my duties without correcting them,” he said.

He further added that the SLMC should not become a cats paw of any medical trade union or organization but mainly focus on safeguarding the patients and their rights.  

It is learned that Prof. Gunarathne has tendered a long letter explaining the reasons for his resignation and had recommended to dissolve the Council immediately.