GMOA urges Prez to take over Health Ministry

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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA), yesterday requested in writing that President Maithripala Sirisena take over the Health Ministry.

Deputy Minister of Industries, Trade and Commerce Buddhika Pathirana recently revealed that some of the milk powder importing companies that were involved in the racket where a mixture of lactose powder and animal fat has been imported and sold in the local market in the guise of selling milk powder.

Speaking to the media, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said they had informed the President in a letter, pertaining to the pathetic side of the situation and urged him to resolve the issue.

He said the GMOA had spoken in this regard a long time ago and had revealed the risk when consuming milk powder and other dairy products which were contaminated with DCD and melamine.

“We are happy that the President is interested in taking action against this menace. Hence, the GMOA is ready to give its full support for the actions taken by the President in the future against the imported contaminated milk powder,” Dr. Aluthge said.

“The incumbent Health Minister seems to be turning a blind eye to the issue, which is why the GMOA is requesting the President to take over the Ministry,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Mala Suriya Tuesday, 19 February 2019 10:03 AM

    Why don’t the GMOA read the constitution first? The president can’t just take over ministries as and when he wishes.

    Sri Wickrema Tuesday, 19 February 2019 03:33 PM

    Yes. The GOMA is giving d ropes to the president. Can they prove that imported milk powder and other dairy products are contaminated ? Or just repeating what someone else said?

    Trash guy Tuesday, 19 February 2019 10:20 AM

    Yeah right! How about we talk about how you guys became the puppets of pharmaceutical companies!

    ruwan Tuesday, 19 February 2019 03:14 PM

    why don't you go to court if you have enough evidence?

    Kadmin Tuesday, 19 February 2019 10:22 AM

    I think Rajitha is doing a great job at the helm. Last thing we need is these big headed doctors to take control of the public lives.

    Dam Tuesday, 19 February 2019 12:12 PM

    We as public request the President to ban the GMOA forever

    Smart guru Tuesday, 19 February 2019 12:55 PM

    Gmoa rascals are back! These dumb fellows should mind their own business and stop interfering in govt work.

    Ruwan Tuesday, 19 February 2019 03:13 PM

    that would be the best thing to happen in health sector in a while if rajitha to be taken out of the ministry.

    Henry Jayaweera Wednesday, 20 February 2019 07:03 AM

    Drug dealers and contaminated milk dealers: what is the difference? And how has the Minister of Health???? allowed this to happen? How has he benefited? It is time for ight thinking people in the country to seek valid answers to these questions and seek punishment for all that are involved. This is the most horrendous form of betrayal of the people. Yahpalanaya, my a____se!


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