By Chaturanga Samarawickrama
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) yesterday requested the people to consider the past and present track records of the politicians along with the election promises that they make aiming the election.
While addressing the media yesterday, the GMOA Secretary Dr Shenal Fernando said that they had launched their list of ten proposals which should be followed by voters when casting their votes.
He said it is essential to establish a Parliament while considering sustainable development and considering the main key points of the existence of the health sector.
The 10 criterion to select the parliament representatives as follows
1. A person who could stand against detrimental bilateral Agreements / International Treaties. (SOFA, MCC, ACSA, SSFA)
2. A PERSON WHO RECOGNISES AND is committed to implement indigenous and traditional food culture.
3. A person who contributes and maintains the minimum standards of medical education and protect free education and free health.
4. A person who is active against alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
5. A person who endorse the national wealth for the well being of the public.
6. A person who can stand against the mafia of multinational Pharmaceutical, Milk powder and Agrochemical companies.
7. A person who is sensitive to matters of public interest, order and respect professional opinions.
8. A person who supports updating of obsolete legislation including health.
9. A person who conducted the election campaign without violation of the COVID-19 regulations.
10.A person who is not in line with any international payroll supporting the anti- establishment campaigns.
“During the previous government, the candidates were elected with hope but they did not fulfill the essential criteria,” Dr Fernando said.
Therefore, the public are of the opinion that the 225 parliament representatives were useless, he said.