Sri Lanka Medical Council has removed the surgical part from duties of MBBS(Bachelor Of Medicine,Bachelor Of Surgery) Doctors through the Registration Certificate issued for them according to government doctors. Earlier when a MBBS Doctor has received the registration certificate from Sri Lanka Medical Council to practice here it states that the medical practitioner has lawfully qualified to practice medicine and surgery .but under the new registration certificate issued to MBBS Doctors it has stated that medical practitioner has lawfully qualified to practice medicine only.
This decision to remove surgical part from duties of MBBS Doctors will affect the surgeries in hospitals as majority of surgeries performs in both government and private hospitals are handled by medical officers it self hospital sources said.Sri Lanka Medical Council has already amended the section 29 of Sri Lanka Medical Council Act to enable removing of the surgical part from doctors duty.
Due to this situation MBBS Doctors are now only able to perform surgeries under the supervision of medical consultants according to health sources.]]>