The Government Medical Officers Association of Sri Lanka (GMOA) yesterday alleged the recent ‘Indian media show’ on the kidney racket which allegedly involving some Sri Lankan doctors was handled by an Indian anesthetist who had been sacked by a Colombo based private hospital.
GMOA Secretary Nalinda Herath said according to sources, the particular Indian anesthetist was a close relative of a Superintendent of the Indian Police who was handing investigations into the alleged kidney transplant scandal.
The Indian anesthetist had been working in the kidney care unit at the Sri Lankan private hospital, Dr. Herath said.
“After he was interdicted over certain reasons, he allegedly threatened the administration of the private hospital that he would somehow stop carrying out kidney transplants in the hospital. We are yet to verify his name and other details. Once we get them, we will be provide them to the media,” GMOA Secretary Dr. Herath stated.He also accused the Indian media of trying to damage the reputation of the Sri Lankan medical industry through this case because the GMOA openly objected the proposed Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) to be signed with India. (Piyumi Fonseka)
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Miyuru Saturday, 30 January 2016 07:51
The intention of the whistle blower does not matter. He may not have been acting on altruistic motives. What matters is whether there has been illegal or unethical practices.
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mnsmart Saturday, 30 January 2016 08:40
Pl listen to GMOA, there is some truth in it.
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Bala Saturday, 30 January 2016 10:06
But the issue is about the question whether the doctors and hospital checked whether the kidney was sold or donated voluntarily free of cost. As usual they are confusing the issue and facts.
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Palmyrah Saturday, 30 January 2016 08:48
This is not news, this is plain slander. Why did they bother to call a media conference?
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BV Saturday, 30 January 2016 08:57
FIRST OF ALL SIR IS THE GMOA HAVING ANY REPUTATION NOWTHE PUBLIC OPINION IS THAT YOU ARE JUST A BUNCH OF BUSINESSMAN. via DM Android App
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Sammy Saturday, 30 January 2016 09:33
Even though others maybe interested in ETCA, I o not think the Indian media is. They only look for some sensational scoop. How can ETCA be affected by this anyway?
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Viktor Saturday, 30 January 2016 10:13
The GMOA should be investigating into whether the committee that approved the transplants was bribed if they want to protect the profession, not find excuses
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praba Saturday, 30 January 2016 10:14
True. GOSL and SL media has to handle this issue delicately. Sri Lanka has a big market potential to provide medical services in the region. That reputation is at risk.
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kandy. Saturday, 30 January 2016 10:58
at last the truth comes out ..this is a organized crime hand in glove with Indian Police as well ....3 cheers GMOA
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