Govt. trying to sneak out dialysis to India: GMOA

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Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) President Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya said he had learnt that of attempts by the top brass of the Government to outsource dialysis service of kidney patients to Indian companies.

Dr. Padeniya was delivering a speech at the function to mark the launch of book titled Wakugadu Satana by Dr. Channa Jayasumana.

He said his office learnt of such a project proposal by the Government to be implemented through surreptitious means.

He said the GMOA would seek the document containing these proposals from the respective authorities.

Commenting on the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in the country, he said though it was called the disease of unknown origin, the etiological factor was well established at the moment.

“The origin is known. But, it is called unknown origin. That is for the convenience to distract attention from reality,” he said.

Instead of addressing the kidney issue, he said the authorities concerned were planning to outsource dialysis of patients to India.

Referring to the proposed Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India, he said the GMOA, as the professional body of medical practitioners, had the legitimate right to be involved in the process to ensure clarity in the interest of the country.

He said ‘health in all policies’ was the principle in evolving matters concerning a country.

Dr. Padeniya noted that economic, environmental and health aspects had to be considered in signing international agreements and therefore GMOA would strive to see that all were cleared. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Reader Friday, 05 August 2016 07:30 AM

    They threatened to strike if doctor allocation after internship is not done to their wish and won the battle.

    Daily Boru Thursday, 04 August 2016 03:17 PM

    Good. The government should hand over all complicate work to Indians because the local doctors can only complicate matters.

    Perera Thursday, 04 August 2016 04:44 PM

    I 'd rather get every treatment, (not only dialysis) done in an Indian hospital if the government can afford it. Much better.

    Perera Thursday, 04 August 2016 04:56 PM

    The GMOA and Padeniya are controlled by MR. That is why they are now involved in the economy of the country which is not their area of expertise .MR tries to destabilise the country using GMOA who Historically hijacked the lives of patients for petty things like car permits. Oii GMOA, economists can look after the economy. They are trained for that. You do the job that you are trained and paid for.

    yehiya Thursday, 04 August 2016 09:00 AM

    Asking vehicle every five years, Strikes, even doctors not in 8 hrs in hospitals all for ensure clarity in the interest of the country.

    tarzan Thursday, 04 August 2016 09:22 AM

    doctors talking about economy, actors in political, politicians acting,

    Roman Thursday, 04 August 2016 09:27 AM

    Trying to divert our attention from the vehicle permit issue noh?? I am sorry Doc! but i am allergic to BS!

    Eng.S.A.nandasena Thursday, 04 August 2016 09:28 AM

    Padeniya has forgotten the history of CRF treatments in Sri Lanka. Eexcept Dr Tilak Abesekara, other neurologists like Prof Rizvy Shereef and Choola Herath were sleeping. Prof, did not wants to develop the treatment process instead he divert patients to his hospital and majority of them end their. This happened to my wife as well. She died with a bacterial infection from his hospital. I was trying to sue him but no doctor helped me to assist . So Padeniya go in front of a mirror and talk to your own heart. I was leading Association of Public Service Engineers and worked with then GMOA president dr Ananda Samarasekara. Then GMOA was not politically aligned. You are responsible for politically aligning the GMOA. Before directyour finger see that three fingers are toward you.

    Rohitha Oman Thursday, 04 August 2016 09:35 AM

    Please do your best for the poor farmers suffering from kidney disease in North Central province rather than talking "Bla Bla" on government policy matters. If this dialysis is to be out sourced to India, who has recommended to do so? It must be one of your members to get his commission. Check that first please.

    Bingo Thursday, 04 August 2016 09:47 AM

    Now doctor haters in this forum please start commenting.

    Pincha Thursday, 04 August 2016 09:50 AM

    GMOA is known for complaining and protests, other than looking after the patients and their complaints. Please keep doing it because you got your medical degree free and paid by the public and the governments. Keep doing it.

    karsha Friday, 05 August 2016 12:20 PM

    Dear Mr. Padeniya.I did not wish to call you a Medical Dr asYou are now a constitutional expert, A foreign policy expert, An Economist and in the near future a cricket expert, Agricultural specialist, An expert in education shall I go on

    Labby Thursday, 04 August 2016 10:24 AM

    Why so much frustration in this GMOA?

    Cobra Thursday, 04 August 2016 08:11 PM

    Can anyone prescribe a medicine for the GMOA virus?It's a pain in the neck!!!

    TONY Thursday, 04 August 2016 08:18 PM

    GMOA WANTS TO RUN THE COUNTRY. WHERE WERE THEY DURING THE PAST 10 YEARS

    malij Thursday, 04 August 2016 10:40 AM

    There are no doctor haters in this country. But definitely there are GMOA haters. And they are growing in numbers every day. Once a respected profession, is getting ridiculed because of the arrogance and antics of GMOA.

    acs Thursday, 04 August 2016 11:24 AM

    Doctor fans get your heads examined

    Deshan Thursday, 04 August 2016 11:29 AM

    We voted for this government but now the Indians are plucking all the harvest. Warenko ilaga sare.

    Yakadaya Thursday, 04 August 2016 11:33 AM

    U must b a Doctor surely


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