Ambulance service: GMOA proposes domestic mechanism

4 March 2016 08:38 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday said the proposed India-aided ambulance service should be operated under a domestic mechanism in order to preserve our rights.

GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge stated that an ambulance service, on a domestic mechanism, was effectively operated in the Northern Provincial Council based in the Kilinochchi Hospital.

“The Northern Provincial Council has successful launched an ambulance service based in the Kilinochchi Hospital with 106 ambulances. It is being operated with advanced technology, and the ambulances have quick access to the patient. The proposed India-aided ambulance service could also be implemented on a national mechanism alike the ambulance service in the Northern Provincial Council,” he said.

Dr. Haritha Aluthge mentioned that it was dangerous for the company to be given the authority to make purchases and recruit staff on its own through a cabinet paper.

GMOA Secretary Nalinda Herath said the government’s move to introduce a national salary structure was praiseworthy, and that it would help prevent the brain drain in the country. (Ajith Siriwardana)


  Comments - 6

  • Top Gun Friday, 04 March 2016 10:22 AM

    What kind of Ambulance service can we expect from these jokes who do not know what is left and right. He He He and more He!

    Optimist Friday, 04 March 2016 11:22 AM

    The can propose something after learning from Indian best practices.

    Arnold Friday, 04 March 2016 11:30 AM

    GMOA protects the doctors rights while killing patients. GMOA should be disbanded.

    Leo Saturday, 05 March 2016 12:14 PM

    To have a local mechanism protecting your rights Are you talking about your right to make patients lives harder or to protect doctors who do sugeory on healthy limbs via DM Android App

    das Friday, 04 March 2016 01:04 PM

    Why didnt they propose this sooner?

    Perumal Friday, 04 March 2016 05:04 PM

    GMOA would prefer to have a UPFA ambulance service.

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