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GMOA threatens to call off discussions with PM

19 July 2017 07:35 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The GMOA said it would disassociate its self from its discussions with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe if he was unable to stop Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne from sabotaging the decisions taken by the GMOA and the Prime Minister on the SAITM issue.

GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge told in a news conference the minister had also sabotaged the talks held with the President Maithripala Sirisena.

He said even though the Premier had to seek legal requirement to gazette the minimum standard of the medical education the Legal Draftsman Department had replied saying it could not be done due to several legal concerns.

“There was no legal issue when Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) was acquired by the government. When it comes to a public matter we have to undergo many legal issues. It is Minister Senaratne who is disrupting the whole process,” Dr. Aluthge said.

He requested the Prime Minister to control the minister's actions or the GMOA would withdraw from the discussions and urged the Health Minister sto gazette the minimum standard of the medical education without any delay. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  Comments - 7

  • mahinda raja Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:43 PM

    who is GMOA them go to hell.

    henry Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:48 PM

    good wise move.withdraw from everything and do what you are supposed to do as per your oath .hats off to the health minister for standing firm to take the country forward. via DM Android App

    dayan Wednesday, 19 July 2017 10:00 PM

    Only solution to this Menes is to set up another Doctors association. They are too much. Their power is killing of innocent patient in avoiding treatments.Being privileges section of citizens they are too much arrogant beyond tolerable limits.

    Nelson Thursday, 20 July 2017 08:51 AM

    Please legalize the minimum requirement as 2 'C' passes and 2 Simple Passes which is the A Level result of the GMOA big-wig who could not remember his A Level Results.

    suresh Thursday, 20 July 2017 08:52 AM

    threaten, threaten and threaten. when do they do any work (for which they get paid from tax payers money)

    Ranil Wijeyesekera Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:08 AM

    Medical students shoyuld read and surf internet in addition to classes. there should be a new standard for all.

    Smart Aleck Saturday, 29 July 2017 12:38 PM

    No sane person will complain if goons attacked these jokers.


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