Monday, April 30, 2012

The Exam Fees Of PGIM Repeaters Increased By 100%

The Doctors who are following Post Graduate Studies at Colombo Post Graduate Institute Of Medicine claimed that the institute has been doubled the exam fees  of repeaters.According to this those who have paid rs.70,000 as exam fees now have to to pay rs.140,000 the sources said.


Around 5000 doctors are sitting on examinations held in Colombo Post Graduate Institute Of Medicine annually while around 200 sitting per exam.Out of the 200 only 10-15 candidates are passing the exam and others have to repeat the exam again it has been reported.


Meanwhile the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has agreed with the authorities to increase the exam fees of PGIM repeaters by 50% sources have revealed.


While criticizing the GMOA 's role in this issue PGIM Candidates said that under the circumstance where GMOA is not able to get an annual salary increment and the increase on Doctors over time payment this year ,majority of doctors are not in a position to pay higher amount of money as post graduate exam  fees.

Diabetic Drug Shortage In Government Hospitals

A large number of essential drugs prescribed for Diabetes including "Metformin" and "Insulin" are out of stock in most of the Government Hospital Diabetic Clinics these days according to hospital sources.Due to this situation Doctors prescribing patients to purchase these drugs from private pharmacies sources have added.

It has been reported that if Doctors in Government Hospital Diabetic Clinics prescribed the patients 8 drugs at least 5 or 6 drugs should be purchase from private pharmacies patients have revealed.However majority of Diabetic Patients are reported as not purchasing these drugs from pharmacies due to their poor economy.

Meanwhile most of these Diabetic Drugs which are out of stock at Government Hospitals are not available  in Medical Supplies Division (MSD) as well according to the sources.

Investigations On Forner Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapalske's Local Passport Case Handed Over To CID

The investigations regarding  obtaining of a Sri Lankan passport by Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakshe whilst holding US Citizens...