The Health Ministry will call for fresh applications from 750 overseas qualified medical graduates for internship appointments after the Sri Lanka Medical Council said its list was not accurate.The Council has informed the Ministry that the list prepared by it lacks precision. The Ministry said appointments will not be made based on this list which would offends students’ sense of fairplay and lead to legal action further delaying the selection process.
The Health Ministry has decided to prepare a fresh list for this purpose and the candidates could furnish their applications today (03) at the National Blood Centre, Narahenpita from 9.00 a.m. onwards.
Special emphasis will be laid on the shortage of interns at hospitals in the North and East when the appointments are made, the Ministry sources said. The Ministry vehemently refutes the GMOA’s allegations that political interferences delayed appointment process.
Political interference or third party mediation will not be allowed in any way in the selection of interns , the Ministry sources stressed.