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GMOA warns of countrywide strike on Jan. 30

25 January 2018 06:05 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today warned it would resort to a countrywide work stoppage on Tuesday (30) if the government fails to provide a reasonable solution to their issues in the coming days.

GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge told a news conference that they had reached to this decision following the unanimous approval of its Executive Committee.

He also said they would launch the work stoppage starting from 8 am on Tuesday, protesting over several issues affecting the medical professionals as well as the country including the SAITM issue and curtailment of medical officers’ allowances.

“We have informed the Health Ministry Secretary about these issues and no positive response have been made with this regard. Accordingly, the work stoppage will be mandatory if these authorities fail to announce their decision before Tuesday,” he added.

While condemning the assault on GMOA executive member outside the polling centre of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) on Wednesday, Dr. Aluthge said they would take maximum legal measures with this regard.

He said this assault had been made through another medical officer who had serious criminal charges against him by the party representing Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne after witnessing their defeat at the SLMC election.

He also said the wrongdoers should be immediately arrested. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 7

  • sobers Friday, 26 January 2018 09:28 AM

    Most disgraceful union in Sr Lanka. After receiving free education and enjoying all benefits, the attitude seems very low. Once a most respectable profession now going to the dogs due to our educational system.

    Ratna Friday, 26 January 2018 10:01 AM

    GMOA.s issues 1. Jealously guard their Pin Doctorate and never allow anyone else to get an MBBS from a fee levying college.2. Making too much money thru channeling while ignoring the poor who flock to the government hospitals inspite of

    Hondahitha Friday, 26 January 2018 10:20 AM

    Please lock up all the GMOA guys. There are thousands of Docs who are ready to work but are under threat by these hippocrites.

    Hondahitha Friday, 26 January 2018 10:22 AM

    Lock up all the GMOA guys. There are thousands of Docs who are ready to work but are under threat by these hippocrites.

    daham Friday, 26 January 2018 03:48 PM

    What a great success at the SLMC election for GMOA office bearers. That means majority of doctors are with GMOA not with govt. authorities..

    Patient Friday, 26 January 2018 06:04 PM

    Time to strike their license off.

    vasu Friday, 26 January 2018 06:22 PM

    They are not Docs they are IRC group

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