GMOA goes to BC against Health Ministry

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The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) today filed a complaint with the Bribery and Corruption Commission against the Health Ministry for allowing students of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe to undergo clinical training at government hospitals.

GMOA Secretary Dr. Nalinda Herath said the Secretary to the Health Ministry has allowed a misuse of public property by allowing a private institution and its students who are not qualified to study as medical students to involve in operations in a state hospital.

“We believe that the Secretary to the Health Ministry Anura Jayawickrama has acted in such a manner which is causing a serious loss to the State whilst giving SAITM which is a private organisation an unlawful and unjust gain out of public resources,” the GMOA told Ms. Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, the Director General of Bribery and Corruption Commission.

While noting that the decision of the ministry is an offence in terms of Section 70 of the Bribery Act, the GMOA had requested the DG to inquire into this matter.

They had also claimed that large scale financial loss is caused and is continuing to be caused to the State as a result of the health ministry’s ‘arbitrary’ decision.

Blurb: While noting that the decision of the ministry is an offence in terms of Section 70 of the Bribery Act, the GMOA had requested the DG to inquire into this matter.(Piyumi Fonseka)

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  • MrRetort Monday, 04 April 2016 08:32 PM

    Why not also complain in passing about doctors who ask SANTHOSAM to discharge patients from government hospitals.

    ravi Tuesday, 05 April 2016 04:19 AM

    how can these GMOA people take away students right to education If you have a problem with the standards at SAITM then help them increase it by the many options available. PS. Why not strike against private practioneers who charge exorbitant fees via DM Android App

    Rara Avis Tuesday, 05 April 2016 05:32 AM

    As far as I am aware the Health Ministry is enforcing a Supreme Court order in permitting such students to be given such privileges in Government Hospitals. So what is the GMOA up to. This is a fatuous action by an organisation who should no better.

    citizen Tuesday, 05 April 2016 05:37 AM

    When free state trained doctors use private hospitals to make money from patients, that too is bribery and corruption. PM. Health minister and President must lead positively to rid radical GMOA/SLMC to advance nation. That is why leaders are elected to steer, so that the nation ship does not rock and roll with every twisted wind.

    Middle Stump Tuesday, 05 April 2016 09:43 AM

    GMOA Members (not the other doctors), Please read the comments and the public opinion above. Please use your brains to understand that NO-ONE supports your chronic ideas simply because you haven't done anything sincere to win the hearts of general public.

    Upali Monday, 04 April 2016 06:53 PM

    When the doctors use public facilities in the hospitals to 'pol kadannna' no body consider them as bribes. How come

    Hassanda Monday, 04 April 2016 07:05 PM

    Is GMOA n Doctors dont have duties in HospitalThey r busy in writing petitions n making strike I wish the Former President Premadasa is alive Today not a single Government Servant would talkOf a word called strike Hon H E President Please issue a decree n no strike by any govt Employee or face job reduncy

    Lokka Monday, 04 April 2016 07:30 PM

    What about the massive financial losses to the State and loss of lives of patients by staging lightning strikes by the GMOA ? These people's actions are a stumbling block to the progress of the nation.


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