Monday, September 22, 2008


All big business tycoons have a hand in health industry in Sri Lanka.They know that the investments is highly profitable.Harry Jaywardana (Apollo) Softlogic (Asri,Central) Tudawe (Durdans) Dharmadasas (Navaloka)Edirisinghes (Oasis) Lalith Kotalawala(Golden Key & Park Road)Usufally ( Hemas Drugs,Hospital Coming up at Wattala,Southern Hospital,Galle)).In the meantime Abans,Chandra Senanayka, Andrew Karyawasam are importing pharmaceuticals for a start.This development is good as well as bad.

Good side is it will give employment to doctors.From 2010 State will not be able to absorp doctors coming out of six medical schools and those returning after qualifying abroad.But these hospitals will prefer to take in Colombo educated elite. They will prefer the lady doctors.These doctors will hardly have a chance to do any postgraduate studies as private sector appointments do not fulfil reqisites for postgraduate work.They will be a new breed of doctors.Offspring of many of friends belong to this category.

Bad side will be humane aproach will be lost.It already has!Non relevent expenisive investigations will be done.They are being done even now like ordering a CT scan to investigate a headache of two days duration.Unnecessry surgical operations will be done.It happens even now ,simply when every mother undergoes Ceasarian operations in privare sector.Oassis already offering male organ enhancing surgery and breast enhancing surgery.Lot of advertising will be there to create fear psychosis,like" mee langa pilikawa katada?"
Health care expense of middle class will sky rocket.Same thing has happened to education because of inernational schools.To generate more income more bribery and corruption will prop up.Living will become very complicated and expensive.There will be more suicides ,drug addiction and pchychitric morbidity and lot of unhappiness.Business tycoons will open up more private hospitals and the vicious cycle will go on.
We were in a generation to recieve quality free education,free health care of a reasonable standard.We had role models to set examples to us when we looked around.We have lived happy contended lives.
It is reasonable to feel sorry for the next generation.


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