GMOA to take final decision tomorrow

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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday said they will take a decisive decision tomorrow during its Central Committee meeting if the government would not address their demands with regard to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Naveen De Soyza told a news briefing that the coming couple of hours would be crucial and added that their final decision may be a token strike or a certain step beyond it.

“Earlier, we called off the strike believing President Maithripala Sirisena’s words. We respected his word and had hoped he would mete out justice. But there were many contradictions in the statement issued by the Presidential Secretariat,” he said.

He said they have held meetings with several trade unions which were in support of them regarding the SAITM issue. He also said that they just need to announce the dates for the token strike.

Meanwhile, he said that the Cabinet approval to permit the government to take over the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) attached to the SAITM was a good decision.

“However, the solution for our demands is not to take over the NFTH but to nationalize the SAITM,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • Samitha Wednesday, 28 June 2017 04:26 PM

    Take Final Decision to go home and Sleep with out Troubling the Public.

    ralahamy Wednesday, 28 June 2017 04:46 PM

    Go ahead and strike. Either you see the end of your double standard journey or we see your end in Medical Profession. There are doctors waiting to come from India.

    BUSHEL Wednesday, 28 June 2017 05:37 PM

    government has already told no to GMOA

    JAN Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:50 PM

    GMOA You are going to DIG up your own grave wait and see via DM Android App

    sunanda Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:18 PM

    These arrogant idots dose not understand, they only their way is correct, if GMOA goes on strike there will be enough retired doctors who would volunteer to come and work Also could get Doctors of the 3 services to manage the hospitals and OPD.

    Art Thursday, 29 June 2017 04:57 PM

    If the GMOA strikes and make common people suffer, perhaps it would do well to have "equal and opposite reaction" if people storm the private hospitals and ensure the strike happens there too! That will force open GMOA's eyes to see realities.

    CITIZEN Thursday, 29 June 2017 04:58 PM

    Pray your final decision be to "get out of the service" so that the innocent patients and the poor can breathe a sigh of relief!

    Godaya Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:24 PM

    Just tell them that if they strike;1. Duty-free car permits will be cancelled for those who do PP2. Doctors will be importedThey will come back like dogs with their tail between the legs.

    Terrence Thursday, 29 June 2017 05:16 PM

    Those days , heart patients got treatment from Apollo Hospital. India. Indian doctors are ready to come here. Only need to give the green light. What a crime this GMOA doing for innocent patients.

    Good Citizen Thursday, 29 June 2017 07:25 AM

    Hopefully this will be your final statement as well. The general public of Sri Lanka are sick of your terrorist GMOA and their futile efforts to cripple the economy. Keep in mind that students who obtained 3 A's in Advance level but couldn't make it to Medical college due to the prevailing district quota system also have to right for higher education. You'll realise it the moment this when it happens to your own child.

    pinata iganagena Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:42 PM

    Probably your final strike.

    KOLA KOTIYA Wednesday, 28 June 2017 01:54 PM

    YR FINAL SLEEP IS GETTING CLOSER

    L C A Wednesday, 28 June 2017 02:19 PM

    This is enough !Government has to say YES or NO to this matter.


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