The Government Medical Officers’ Association thanked the Public Services United Nurses Union (PSUNU) for agreeing to discuss the issues confronting the Allied Health Sciences.
Secretary of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA), Dr. Bimantha Gunasekara said yesterday (20) that they were not against granting of degrees to nurses and paramedics.
However there are a few inconsistencies in the course curricular and subject matter which needs to be addressed and these are matter which can be settled through discussion, he said.
Dr. Gunasekara accused the University Grants Commission of commencing the courses in the universities without much consideration of the outcome and how it would affect students – medical, paramedical and nursing.
"However, during discussions with the Chief of the PSUNU, Ven. Muruttetuwe Ananda Thero and others we were able to convince them that the GMOA was not against any of them following degree courses," Dr. Gunasekara stated. However some of the course matter should be discussed before proceeding any further, he said. (DJ)