Sri Lankan doctors have become very patriotic all of a sudden
Posted on April 11th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera 

The TV news item today was about Sri Lankan specialist doctors undergoing training in the UK desperately want to return home. It is quite strange that they all want to come back when only a small percentage of the doctors return after going abroad.

Some specialists trained in a lucrative specialty return to join the private sector while hardly discharging their duties in the state hospitals where they are assigned to.

It is obvious why these doctors want to return al of a sudden Surely because  they are not safe in England and do not trust NHS in the UK

One consultant has already died 

I wonder what GMOA is going to say about this.

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Hi Sarath 

Nice to hear from you. SL doctors here on training are in the age group almost safe from Coronavirus. My daughter was exposed to 3 patients with Coronavirus in her Plastic Surgery ward before they were tested and isolated. One of the patients from ICU came with the infection.

My daughter was off sick afterward with cough and cold, possibly with a mild attack of Coronavirus, for 2 weeks. She is perfectly ok now. NHS is not testing her – hopefully, they will test her when she returns to work. 

Sarath – look at my FB post on Coronavirus, especially the last sentence.

Prof Devi Sridhar, in the link below, suggests four scenarios of how the Coronavirus end might be achieved.

Scenario 1 – as she says, it is highly unrealistic 

Scenario 2 – wait for the vaccine and delay the spread over the next 12 – 18 months 

Scenario 3 – follow South Korea’s example whilst waiting for a vaccine 

Scenario 4 – treat COVID symptoms rather than the cause. This approach is feasible in Countries with resources but not for poor countries.

So what scenario for the UK?  My perception is that it is Scenario 4, OR putting it crudely HERD IMMUNITY. It will finish off, older people like me and others with pre-existing conditions, and once the herd immunity is achieved remaining population will be healthy and less of a burden on NHS and social services. Tories would be happy.

In view of the above, it looks like my life would be at my house for the next 12 to 18 months.

Take care and with best wishes 


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On 11 Apr 2020, at 06:36, Sarath <> wrote:

Dr Sarath Obeysekera
CEO Walkers Colombo Shipyard
Sri Lanka

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