GMOA doctors to leave the country

2016-06-14 20:05:52

The Government Medical Officer’s Association (GMOA) today warned that doctors would be compelled to leave the country unless the difficulties they face when admitting their children to national schools were resolved.

GMOA General Secretary Dr. Nalinda Herath told a news conference that children of government doctors were discriminated by the relevant government authorities. He alleged that they were bent on taking revenge on the doctors through their children.

He said however, that children of judges have been admitted to national schools.

"If this sad state of affairs continues, the doctors would be left with no option but to migrate overseas where adequate facilities were provided to medical professionals," Dr. Herath said.

He said at this rate the country would end up losing its doctors.

Dr. Herath said there are hundreds of children who had been deprived of admission to national schools this year.

“Government doctors are sent for foreign medical training to be better equipped to serve the people and the country. Some doctors are transferred every four years according to the special transfer scheme and as such find it difficult to show five-years of permanent residence to get national school admission for their children. After they return to the country, they find that their children are without schools,” he said.

As a result of the pressure exerted by the GMOA on President Maithripala Sirisena, the Education Ministry confirms that the doctors' children would be admitted to national schools.

The GMOA said this assurance has been limited to words and not put into practice. (Piyumi Fonseka)


  Comments - 12

  • Kakula Tuesday, 14 June 2016 20:51

    Hurray! Get the more experienced and less expensive Indian doctors down. We are doing this unofficially in the software industry. Why not in the medical profession.

    Reply : 3       1

    Sri Lankans Wednesday, 15 June 2016 08:24

    Jolly good! Let the GMOA leave the country letting the Doctors and the patients live in peace!!

    Reply : 2       5

    Lawry Tuesday, 14 June 2016 20:59

    If doctors have not got the skill and diplomacy to achieve this simple thing of putting their children in schools they are not efficient human beings. Why threaten after getting all the free education from this country?

    Reply : 1       3

    michael Tuesday, 14 June 2016 21:17

    All Dr are not great they do not know what they prescribe. How many doctors negligence have caused death or sufferings to their patents. Had it been overseas they would have been sued. Most of them know these that is why they make a noise but do not do it.Some are great but they dont make such big noise.

    Reply : 2       1

    Babu Tuesday, 14 June 2016 21:32

    Okay. See you. Take care.

    Reply : 1       2

    money yokos Tuesday, 14 June 2016 21:32

    please go. now you have not any wonder other collecting M O N E Y.

    Reply : 2       0

    Lankan007 Tuesday, 14 June 2016 21:38

    Ayyo close down this GMOA.Headache

    Reply : 2       1

    P.S.Muttiah Tuesday, 14 June 2016 21:38

    Leaving the country FOR GOOD. Good.Riddance.Of .Bad Rubbish.

    Reply : 1       2

    karu Tuesday, 14 June 2016 21:40

    If this is the case all the citizens will have to leave the country.

    Reply : 2       0

    pras Wednesday, 15 June 2016 09:01

    best news. go anywhere. ban the GMOA get committed set of doctors via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       3

    George Wednesday, 15 June 2016 13:35

    GMOA is a big shit. Ask them to leave the Country after paying the Government a Sum of Money which spend on them to have FREE EDUCATION. GMOA Get LOST. GO..GO..

    Reply : 0       2

    kaiym Wednesday, 15 June 2016 15:29

    surprise ,i dont think these guys will not leave this prosperous country how much do the earn per day by out side private practices MO 20000/ per day ,specialist per day minimum 75000/- how much do they pay income taxes???? go proper tax system

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