GMOA to complain against Neville Fernando

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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday said that it would file a complaint with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara on Monday against SAITM Chairman Dr. Neville Fernando regarding alleged threats issued by him to the doctors, while speaking to media outside the Presidential Secretariat last Tuesday.

GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said Dr. Fernando had made these alleged threats after a discussion held with a Secretary to the President over the issues with regard to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

“Dr. Fernando has threatened us by provoking the public to go against the doctors. His threats can be considered as a threat over a trade union. Currently we are having discussions with our legal officer regarding this matter,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Aluthge said that their decision on the sudden work stoppage would be crucial with the end of Professor Carlo Fonseka’s tenure as the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) President yesterday.

“Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne is in an attempt to solve the SAITM issue by removing Professor Fonseka from this post. We will commence the second phase of the battle against SAITM if the Minister would do so,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • Brainmaster Saturday, 01 July 2017 01:52 PM

    The majority of the Srilankans are against GMOA and its doctors. We dont need to be pushed by Dr. Fernando. via DM Android App

    C.K.Lankaputhra. Saturday, 01 July 2017 01:58 PM

    "We will commence the second phase of the battle against SAITM if the Minister would do so,” This itself is a threat.Are the GMOA is joking. Dr. Fonseka's tenure has expired, he never asked for an extension nor the president grant an extension since he is pretty old. Dr. Fonseka is not worried about it, but it is the GMOA who wanted him. Why.

    Rohantha Saturday, 01 July 2017 01:58 PM

    Ha ha. Second phase of the struggle. Earlier gmoa was saying this is the final push. May be they are on the reverse gear. Next week they will say they are in the first phase. Long live Dr . Fernando. We need strong personalities like you to develop this country.

    wadduwage Saturday, 01 July 2017 02:03 PM

    Not against SAITM but against poor patients.

    JOKES Saturday, 01 July 2017 02:10 PM

    From this morning ,I missed my daily entertainment, in that there was no news item here (ie in the "top story" and in the 20 items which follow ) regards the "GMOA JOKERS". Now that it has come ( this afternoon) it has "lightened up" my Saturday afternoon . All said and done - while thanking these jokers for the "jokes of the day" - I beg to state (now that they have nothing new to say) , they are resorting to stale jokes. Please come of with some "better ones" to entertain us.

    patriiot Saturday, 01 July 2017 02:11 PM

    The GMOA is already a hated lot. The people will one day rise against all doctors. We still remember the similar episode many years ago when the common people rose against them. Their garbage was not picked, their power disconnected, their telephones disconnected. Wherever they went the people refused to attend to them. Looks like this will happen once again when the people lose patience. Right now the people are angry with the spineless govt who cant control these greedy doctors.

    reinstatement Saturday, 01 July 2017 02:13 PM

    In the same breadth -- why do you not call for reinstatement of Mahinda Maama

    Dee Saturday, 01 July 2017 02:23 PM

    Nothing to provoke. Poor people should stone your fancy cars which you brought from public money.

    Manoj Saturday, 01 July 2017 04:04 PM

    There should be more private universities. Ask GMOA members to fly kites at Galle face Green

    OG Sunday, 02 July 2017 07:06 PM

    They just need a reason to strike. Like BBS.

    rew Saturday, 01 July 2017 06:30 PM

    Need of the hour - a JR or Premadasa type leader.

    B S Perera Saturday, 01 July 2017 06:40 PM

    It is high time that doctors who have some dignity and spine to move away from GMOA which is having a political battle on behalf of MR. Where are the Docs who voted against MR in January 2015?

    Kosala Saturday, 01 July 2017 06:40 PM

    Government must make Health Services an essential Services. who ever resort to trade union activities has to be treated as Vacated there posts.do it once issues will be sorted out. via DM Android App

    Upul Saturday, 01 July 2017 06:44 PM

    Hey GMOA, no body would want to hear what you have to say. You guys already dug your own grave by taking innocent patients hostage. Bye bye GMOA.

    Ram Saturday, 01 July 2017 06:57 PM

    It is high to take law in the hand of public against gmoa doctor members

    heidi Saturday, 01 July 2017 07:03 PM

    Initials shoud be changed to GOMA

    TONY Saturday, 01 July 2017 07:20 PM

    WE NEED PEOPLE TO TELL GMOA THAT THEY ARE NOT INDISPENSABLE

    Mohamed Hisham Saturday, 01 July 2017 07:26 PM

    Why is the GMOA getting advice from lawyers? aren't they the 'Jack of all trades'. They know everything from international trade agreements to education, sadly lacking in sick patients' issues. What an irony.

    TONY Saturday, 01 July 2017 07:27 PM

    HE WAS ONLY ANSWERING TO QUESTION BY THE MEDIA

    Mohan Monday, 03 July 2017 12:51 AM

    Easy to identify those duty free cars with the red Cross or doctor sticker on the windshield!!

    Bala Saturday, 01 July 2017 08:29 PM

    I again ask DM Editor - please conduct a poll : Do you agree with GMOA stand on SAITM or not or not interested.

    ananda Saturday, 01 July 2017 10:24 AM

    These GMOA fellows are demanding the reappointment of Carlo Fonseka which is going beyond their trade union ethnics. via DM Android App

    Suranimala Saturday, 01 July 2017 10:49 AM

    More strength to your hands Dr. Neville Fernando. We need more strong personalities like you in our society to keep GMOA in their rightful place.


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