GMOA says NFTH not acquired but leased to Govt.

2017-07-17 17:56:27

The GMOA said today the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) was acquired by the government on a lease agreement.

GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge told a news conference the GMOA would consider the acquisition as one carried out without any transparency. He said Dr. Fernando or Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne should brief the country about terms and conditions involved in the transaction.

He said even though the NFTH was acquired by the government it had not resolved the SAITM controversy.

GMOA Assistant Secretary Naveen De Zoysa said NFTH was built at a cost of Rs.3.5 billion with a loan of Rs.2 billion granted by a State bank.

He said the government was allowing the hospital 10 years to settle the loan but the salaries and other costs would be borne by the government and asked on what basis was the government claiming that it had taken over the NFTH. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


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  Comments - 16

  • Trehan Munasinghe Monday, 17 July 2017 18:58

    There is always some issue, why can't GMOA do something useful for Sri Lanka and her patients like making efforts to improve the healthcare in this country, without wasting everyone's time with your needless bickering, start working for the people.

    Reply : 7       56

    PW Monday, 17 July 2017 19:31

    General public have no issues with the government for the correct steps taken. Many parents are waiting to admit their children to SAITM without sending them overseas. It is cheaper to study locally than sending overseas.

    Reply : 6       55

    ONE SRILANKAN Monday, 17 July 2017 19:58

    Rajitha if you can express transfer deed OF NEVILS HOSPITAL in all srilanka news papers if not based on rajithas expresstion AS TRASFER opposition could SUBMITT no faith motion to parliament to sac the RAJITHA

    Reply : 26       6

    ceylon Monday, 17 July 2017 20:29

    now strikes are not for high salary.not for food. via DM Android App

    Reply : 4       10

    AjithZ Monday, 17 July 2017 21:06

    Either you or minister Rajitha is lying. During some news today, I clearly heard the minister saying that Dr Neville Fernando has agreed to settle the bank loan in full. If correct, you are talking without knowing the facts and deserves a kick in the butt. If not, the minister deserves the same. One of you are misleading the masses. Lets wait and see.

    Reply : 2       30

    Nalin Monday, 17 July 2017 21:16

    Pathetic GMOA is out of slogans now

    Reply : 4       38

    James May Monday, 17 July 2017 21:30

    Cost of hospital is Rs.3.5 billion with a loan of Rs.2 billion granted by a State bank. Government makes 1.5 billion profit from Dr Neville, basically government i.e.: the people benefit from this. The revenue earned will be channeled back to the government. We are lucky this was done. Think about hotels like taj, sheraton which are private enterprise and where the profits are going, out of SL, here the profits are retained within the country. We should push and promote SAITM, cause once the other private medical universities bring FDI and create jobs, SAITM will need to complete with them, but at least the profits are chanel back to a srilankan who is more likely to reinvest locally.

    Reply : 4       45

    mnsmart Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:39

    Unfortunaely here the people are either mislead or misinformed

    Reply : 1       6

    Kadiya Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:53

    GMOA- what a laugh!!!!!!

    Reply : 2       14

    gamini Tuesday, 18 July 2017 09:43

    you take over, you pay the loans

    Reply : 4       4

    Arnold Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:57

    Disband GMOA now.

    Reply : 0       1

    AliG Tuesday, 18 July 2017 15:04

    In the west these morons would be called WANKERS ! They a very much a part of the Joint opposition. Oppose anything and everything should be their Moto.

    Reply : 0       1

    SO WHAT ? Tuesday, 18 July 2017 15:17


    Reply : 0       6

    SO WHAT - SO WHAT - SO WHAT Tuesday, 18 July 2017 20:18

    " Live and let live,-- be and let be, --Hear and let hear,-- see and let see,--Sing and let sing, --dance and let dance.--I like Offenbach, you do not,--So what, so what, so what?" refrain from Cole Porter's song in 'Can Can" movie

    Reply : 0       2

    Don Tuesday, 18 July 2017 20:55

    GMOA would you please shut your big mouth, Ask JVP to talk now as they are your guardians. Don't try to teach the government what to do, You behaved like dogs used their tails as amude during Rajapaksa's regime.

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    TMA Wednesday, 19 July 2017 04:57

    That's what happens when you acquire something to govt. and provide services free of charge. There'll be no income to the govt. but always expenses. Is it that hard to understand this simple procedure?

    Reply : 0       0

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