GMOA threatens major TU action on SAITM

2017-04-20 19:37:14

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today threatened to launch a major trade union action within the next fortnight over the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) issue.

GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge told a news conference that they were forced to resort to such a step with the government’s continuous inability to provide a justifiable solution to the SAITM issue.

“The government is always providing us with false solutions regarding this matter. Several trade unions including the Ports Authority, banking, electricity and teaching sectors have decided to join hands with us in this battle,” he said.

He said discussions were going among these trade unions and the GMOA regarding it and added that they would announce their final decision about it next week.

He said this trade union action would highly affect the government as well as the people.

Meanwhile, GMOA Secretary Dr. Naveen De Soyza said they were still hoping for President Maithripala Sirisena’s declaration on the SAITM that it should be nationalized.

“The President will soon declare it since he has already decided to nationalize the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH). Perhaps, there can be political forces to pressurize him. But we still hope for a justifiable solution to this issue from him,” he said.(Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  • ceylon Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:27

    some are dyingthese good job doers are for them. via DM Android App

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    friend Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:43

    i thought today is 20th april.... via DM Android App

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    Renu Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:44

    This time you will get the right response to the GMOA. AwaitmIkl

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    rosebud Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:47

    What is your battle as you call it. Why is the GMOA against private medical education. via DM Android App

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    renu Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:02

    You are bound to get an egg shower this time you strike from the public, It might be rotten stuff

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    Dilan Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:07

    if the SLMC and UGC have put guidelines regarding SAITM y are GMOA trying to interfere with medical education??? more than 90% of doctors in the GMOA central committee are only MBBS qualified... how can they decide on medical education in SL?

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    WISE DONKEY Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:07

    If there is a president like the one in Philippines will no doubt say 'Go to hell and sack the whole lot'. What did JR do for all those who took part in the general strike during his time SACKED THEM ALL. Later they begged for their jobs and some were taken as new recruits. The entire public will rejoice if something like that happen to these arrogant and heartless doctors.

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    Selvyn Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:14

    These stupid fellows are making themselves fools. They are fighting an already lost battle. via DM Android App

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    JAN Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:19

    GMOA please tell the people of SriLanka How much you are getting money from the Government and private practice and Duty Free allowances and other perks via DM Android App

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    Nick Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:20

    What has the several trade unions including the Ports Authority banking electricity and teaching sectors got to do with Saitm The Deaf & Blind leading the Dumb. via DM Android App

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    Dammika Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:25

    For god sake can someone shoot this group of terrorists

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    brainmaster Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:27

    I dont know shall we cry or laugh Why is nobody silencing this GMOA via DM Android App

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    Prabhath Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:37

    GMOA issued a press release a couple of days back requesting the government to declare emergency to fight against the epidemics. Today they are threatening to go on strike. Can the demand for emergency be in earnest? Would not the some of the victims of epidemics die if medical care is withdrawn?GMOA must adopt the motto "We kill you today to save you from SAITM tomorrow"

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    BV Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:30

    Gedara yana gaman ! GMOA on the way to ANGODA .

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    Lawry Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:42

    Does TU action mean making citizens of Sri Lanka suffer with essential medical care denied. This too by men and women of the GMOA who got free education claiming supremacy over students who pay money to learn??? They are worse than terrorists

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    Hashim Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:43

    Its hightime the public reacted appropriately to these rotten imbeciles -GMOA. Let the public get together and answer them the way they deserve via DM Android App

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    Osama Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:44

    The Government should get them to sign that they will not engage in private practice. Then GMOA could say no we will kill patients if you ask us to sign

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    Dutugamunu1 Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:47

    Asking pound of flesh. Initially GMOA said Standard of SAITAM is not acceptable and students are not sitting to a exam conducted by SLMC or a free body .Then said clinical exposure is not enough.Now when government hospitals are assigned to them they again protest .SAITAM students are ready to sit for a exam Still they say SAITAM should be abolished. medical degrees outside Sri Lanka

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    TRUTH Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:48

    Dear Dr., Nationalize? Who will pay after that? You are not paying a cent as TAX to the Government from your earnings?

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    Sofia Thursday, 20 April 2017 22:36

    Daily Mirror please run a poll to find out public response to SAITM. (1) Give in to GMOA (2) Let SAITM continue under new SLMC guidelines.

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    Wijebahu Friday, 21 April 2017 07:11

    These buggers are losing the plot now it's a matter of safeguarding their egos. no one will come to strike except GMOA for an irrelevant non-significant matter to them.

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    palitha Friday, 21 April 2017 07:36

    This will be the end of GMOA.

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    Kadiya Friday, 21 April 2017 08:19

    Sack all these traitors and recruit doctors fro abroad!!!

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    C.K.Lankaputhra. Friday, 21 April 2017 08:03

    GMOA believes Saitam and strike is the only way to resurrect their dead hero. Sadly mistaken.

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    Kaboos Friday, 21 April 2017 08:12

    Dear President declare state of emergency.. Keep the yahapalanaya aside and take some stern action against these idiots.

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    Kadiya Friday, 21 April 2017 08:17

    The good-for -nothing Shaitan roars again!The GMOA better not push this govt. too far, it does not need white vans to stop you!!!

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    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 21 April 2017 08:23

    Patients and would be patients are becoming impatient.

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    tim Friday, 21 April 2017 08:33

    Go on strike and see... You will be hammered by the Public this time on.. This is enough for us.

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    raj Friday, 21 April 2017 08:57

    What about action against the total incompetence and lack of ability of your doctors in treating dengue? Take action first against them. Majority of dengue patients who have died are because of doctor negligence and incompetence

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    sujata Friday, 21 April 2017 10:25

    do these GMOA guys who are paid from our tax money do any work?

    Reply : 1       8

    kumara Friday, 21 April 2017 10:29

    its over GMOA.... please go to work

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    nihal Friday, 21 April 2017 10:48

    please sack them all or ask them to try foreign countires no one will accept them. bec they are in the lowest world rankings

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    RM Friday, 21 April 2017 11:00

    Make a note of the office bearers of this mafia and boycott them at their private chambers.There are better Doctors with a humanitarian heart.Its time for the public to act now.

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    AfterKunuKanda Friday, 21 April 2017 11:10

    Govt. neglected KunuKanda. Viral fever is spreading. Schools will reopen for 2nd term on 26th. Sorry , for this country. No one ask yet to wear MASK in public places.MASK should be compulsory to eradicate this.

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    Demo Crazy. Saturday, 22 April 2017 11:02

    Monash OK. Manipulation OK. For GMOA no local man doing something good making a name is not OK. via DM Android App

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    Demo Crazy Saturday, 22 April 2017 12:49

    No GMOA doctors for public service in some areas all day but come at 6 pm for private practice. why stop more becoming goo doctors out if jealousy.. via DM Android App

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