The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today referred a letter to Health Ministry Secretary Janaka Sugathadasa requesting for information on the staff of medical officers attached to the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge told a news conference that they had earlier referred a letter to Mr. Sugathadasa requesting for a copy of the agreement signed on acquiring the NFTH to the government under the RTI and added that there was no response with regard to it.
“Even the Supreme Court has allowed the GMOA to intervene into this issue. Despite such a condition, the ministry has not provided us with a copy of the agreement. We are forced to take legal actions against this incident in future,” he said.
He said that it was a question whether the doctors and nurses who had earlier worked at the NFTH, would now be considered as government officers or not. He also said that it was a question whether these staff members had been offered with appointment letters, if they had taken to the government cadre.
“It is necessary to consider about the qualifications of these staff member and their standards to work as government officers,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said that the National Protest Day (NPD) organised by the ‘SAITM Virodi Jana Pawra’ in protest of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) was successfully held today across the country.
He said that all the unions attached to the healthcare services, political parties, university students, parents and several other trade unions attached to the government and private sector had participated in these protests.
He said that they had carried out the main protest march against the SAITM from the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) premises to the Health Ministry today. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
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Comments - 17
Bala Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:54 PM
When will these blood sucking leeches let go of things that are beneficial to the public of this country. Is it not enough that more citizens are getting free medical help in this new hospital.
arun Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:56 PM
who are there GMOA? Are they doctors? Government must do a proper check up on these people?
Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:24 PM
Next thing these imbeciles would be demanding the resignation of the President. Ask these f- - kers to go jump in some shit hole.
Dayan Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:30 PM
These guys are like scavengers.
heidi Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:40 PM
Do a survey of all cases of death or injury or amputation due to medical negligence in the recent past and check if the doctors concerned are from govt. medical faculties or SAITAM. Then GMOA can talk about standards!!!
Mohan Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:05 PM
GMOA is performing a macho role now. How humble the y were in the 10 years before 2015. Looks like they wish to live as slaves under a dictator and so eagerly attempting to topple this Government. People should understand this and oppose the actions of the so called GMOA.
m s fernando Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:06 PM
Who gave the GMOA the mandate to govern the country?
chandradeva Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:42 PM
GMOA is bugs in MR.
Alston Thursday, 03 August 2017 06:59 AM
Before that let them tell how many patients died in the hands of negligent Docs
Alston Thursday, 03 August 2017 07:17 AM
Let them first give a list of patience died in the hands of negligent Docs
Kadiya Thursday, 03 August 2017 07:21 AM
These fellows should be lined against the wall and shot with their own shit or this will never end!
Amar Thursday, 03 August 2017 07:29 AM
“It is necessary to consider about the qualifications of these staff member and their standards to work as government officers,” ---wow these people may have graduated way before you from SL universities, idiot. There is nothing but he is worried about his privet practice.
Amar Thursday, 03 August 2017 07:36 AM
"National Protest Day"Is this done for the poor people who have to wait in long ques to see a doctor in a hospital or who has to sell their house to go privet ?
Mano Thursday, 03 August 2017 07:54 AM
Go fly a kite GMOA goons. I really can't understand why this government is giving in to these idiots for so long. Get rid of them or take stern action for behaving like this.
ceylon Thursday, 03 August 2017 04:02 PM
these stupid corruptand inhuman fellows dont know whats the meaning of a doctor.these money eating thugs send to the meethotamulla garbage dump. via DM Android App
P K Silva Thursday, 03 August 2017 04:04 PM
I fully agree with the views expressed here that these people associated with GMOA and GMOA itself seems like goons and thugs all acting to satisfy their dirty personal interests. The organization should be branded illegal based on their recent goon actions affecting the lives of ordinary citizens and innocent medical students who have almost wasted now one precious academic session and of their life. The Government should urgently act on these goons and free affected people and students. They are suffering too much because senseless and selfish motives of these goons.
TONY Thursday, 03 August 2017 06:37 PM
WHO THE HELL DOES GMOA THINK THEY ARE. GO FLY A KITE GMOA
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