Dengue outbreak: GMOA calls for meeting with President

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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday called for a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the Dengue outbreak in the country.

GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said they referred a letter containing several proposals for Dengue eradication to President Sirisena on Wednesday.

“As a trade union, the GMOA has appointed an Action Committee to control this epidemic. This committee has made several proposals on a scientific basis to the issue. According to these proposals, the prevailing conditions should be analysed in district and divisional levels. Public awareness programmes should be carried out and the laws implemented,” he said.

Dr. Aluthge said the contribution of the private sector was vital in controlling this situation, and that the current healthcare system in the country should be streamlined.

“We have requested for a date and time to discuss our proposals with the President. We are ready to give our fullest support to control this situation as we did when the country was affected with floods and landslides. During that disaster situation, we carried out some 800 healthcare camps islandwide,” he said.

Dr. Aluthge further stated that the deadly outbreak of Dengue had killed hundreds of innocent people in the country for the past five months, and that the death toll was increasing day-by-day. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • nick Friday, 07 July 2017 01:01 PM

    these guys are no difference to current garbage via DM Android App

    MyLanka Friday, 07 July 2017 01:25 PM

    They give the president hell all this while. Now they want him to do their work. What an incompetent bunch of you know what.

    louis Friday, 07 July 2017 01:40 PM

    Five months since the deadly disease has taken many lives while you went on strike. What was left undone by you cannot be reconciled. Go ahead and save face and perhaps the lives of your very own from dengue!

    intention matters Friday, 07 July 2017 03:28 PM

    with what intention ?

    Thnkie Friday, 07 July 2017 03:30 PM

    You should first meet health minister. I think your ego kicks in there ! sad. President can't meet you each and everyday,, that is why he has appointed ministers to each sector.

    Agith Friday, 07 July 2017 08:06 PM

    I'm sorry, this is the same GMAO that called for an indefinite strike against Sri Lankans?!

    King Friday, 07 July 2017 11:28 AM

    Why don't you all try to clean Colombo a bit with uni students instead of daily protest? that will help prevent dengue, for a change show people that you are working for the salary that you get.

    malik Friday, 07 July 2017 11:56 AM

    Be productive like this than striking and protesting

    Surprise, surprise, surprise Friday, 07 July 2017 12:16 PM

    Another ruse to get back into the spotlight. ? - why not request for a meeting direct , than indirectly (informing the public) thru press conferences ? --Mr President - if you meet them - we trust you will stick to the :"agenda" of the meeting - namely "dengue" Please beware, in not being schemingly drawn into the SAITM issue (at this meeting) by these crafty bunch..

    Nostradamus Friday, 07 July 2017 12:56 PM

    You can start to clean up all the hospials where you work. Most of them are dengue breeding grounds. Patients get admitted for appendix and end up with dengue. via DM Android App


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