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Hospital laundry to be outsourced to Indian company: GMOA

2018-02-23 12:40:46
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The Government is expected to pay US $ 7.5 million to an Indian company for laundry service of local hospitals, risking the jobs of Sri Lankans even before ETCA was signed, the GMOA said yesterday.

Referring to the Sri Lankan delegation which visited India for discussions on the trade agreement, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said it would create issues in the Sri Lankan job market.

“If authorities were attempting to outsource laundry services of the country to India, it will result in hundreds of Sri Lankans losing their jobs.”

Dr. Aluthge warned that the situation would worsen in the future, if the country was to sign the ETCA. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


  Comments - 43

  • Ishaq Friday, 23 February 2018 12:45

    7.5 billion USD ? Lol think you better check your numbers again.

    Reply : 11       74

    Raj Friday, 23 February 2018 14:35

    Our GDP is around US $80 billion. According to GMOA, 10% of that represents some laundry work!

    Reply : 5       46

    Banda Friday, 23 February 2018 16:02

    Very sad! GMOA and the Mps could have done that!

    Reply : 0       24

    LU Friday, 23 February 2018 16:45

    Better check your eyes with an eye specialist , news article says the amount as US$ 7.5 million. Lol

    Reply : 3       24

    Missaka Friday, 23 February 2018 16:55

    Hey.. Ishaq, read the news properly before commenting. Its 7.5 MILLION.

    Reply : 3       19

    sasanka Friday, 23 February 2018 16:59

    US $ 7.5 million. You better check your eye sight

    Reply : 2       13

    Patient Friday, 23 February 2018 17:14

    I am totally against hiring outsiders, when we have insiders to do the job! Outsource the work to the GMOA.

    Reply : 1       24

    DPerera Friday, 23 February 2018 17:35

    Now DM has changed it to $7.5 million. Before it was $7.5 billion.

    Reply : 2       18

    Sambo Friday, 23 February 2018 12:46

    Very soon the government might sell us to the Indians even without our knowledge . All they want is money no matter which way it comes.

    Reply : 58       40

    MORRIS Friday, 23 February 2018 13:37

    IS THERE A VACCINE FOR INDIA PHOBIA ?

    Reply : 20       55

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 23 February 2018 14:25

    Hambantota is already sold to China for 99 years, where were you then?

    Reply : 14       31

    gayan Friday, 23 February 2018 14:58

    why your are searching for a vaccine. to give this government?

    Reply : 6       10

    Ceylon Friday, 23 February 2018 15:04

    Mahinda allready sold srilanka to china.now all others are paying interests.

    Reply : 15       37

    Unchikun Friday, 23 February 2018 12:56

    Good news for the patients. The Indian company will be cheaper as the Indian labour cast are less than Sri Lankan labour cost. The next step should be to recruit Indian doctors and bring down the health costs. Cheers!

    Reply : 25       70

    sam Friday, 23 February 2018 14:41

    To right, if it is cheaper and the same quality or better import it, food services everything. All countries do this except us backward ones

    Reply : 5       27

    lkboy Friday, 23 February 2018 14:59

    And you and your family can take medication from them.

    Reply : 3       18

    Ravi Wikramasinghr Friday, 23 February 2018 12:57

    what the F?

    Reply : 17       26

    BUSHEL Friday, 23 February 2018 13:44

    F? GMOA

    Reply : 9       29

    Graham Friday, 23 February 2018 13:33

    Washing Ranjitha’s dirty linen in public..

    Reply : 12       15

    Saumya Friday, 23 February 2018 13:49

    US $ 7.5 billions = Rs. 1,165 billions ???Whom are you trying to fool ? Do you know how much the Govt allocate for health in total ?Do not show your foolishness.

    Reply : 10       36

    Bala Friday, 23 February 2018 13:52

    How did you get this figure. You do not pay for laundry ahead of service provided. You washng laundry for JO - so may be you know.

    Reply : 4       28

    Sincere Friday, 23 February 2018 13:53

    Because we don't have expert cleaners like we had during previous regime!

    Reply : 3       26

    Hadil Friday, 23 February 2018 14:10

    US $ 7.5 billions ??????. Thats nearly 1200 Billion LKR, for that price we can buy new fabric materials everyday for all the hospitals in Sri Lanka and Depose next day.

    Reply : 2       15

    Sincear Friday, 23 February 2018 14:11

    do we have 7.5 B?

    Reply : 2       11

    Dee Friday, 23 February 2018 14:29

    At least we will have some proper linen in hospitals

    Reply : 1       19

    Harry Friday, 23 February 2018 17:21

    Yes they have good cleaning services even used bandages were collected from hospital garbage and comes back to market

    Reply : 4       5

    Ravi Friday, 23 February 2018 14:30

    May be Rs.7.5 Bln

    Reply : 3       8

    Ceylon Friday, 23 February 2018 14:56

    Indians are very much better.look at how you doing your job.you must save patients but you are killing them by useless strikes for political gains.

    Reply : 4       16

    Ceylon Friday, 23 February 2018 15:02

    This stupid doctor dont know how to calculate even simple maths.7.5 billion dollers is rp 1125 billions.even one year expenditure for health ministry is less than this.

    Reply : 5       9

    gamarala Friday, 23 February 2018 17:25

    read the news article correctly, it is US $ 7.5 miilion.

    Reply : 3       7

    Sri Wickrema Friday, 23 February 2018 15:05

    GMOA is always pessimistic. We still remember what they said about Indian ambulance service given to our country.

    Reply : 4       14

    SAM SPARROW Friday, 23 February 2018 15:07

    GMOA where did you all study maths? Fools want to make ithers fools.

    Reply : 4       17

    gamini Friday, 23 February 2018 17:27

    medical students do not study Maths in A levels

    Reply : 4       5

    Kevin Friday, 23 February 2018 18:33

    He was talking about grade 8 maths. Thatz what GMOA and the politicians lacking

    Reply : 1       6

    Yehiya Friday, 23 February 2018 16:32

    Rajitha doing good job to Health sector. GMOA little fear. Why they worry of laundry works?

    Reply : 5       7

    Wasu Friday, 23 February 2018 16:37

    It's $7.5 million not billion

    Reply : 2       8

    Romesh Friday, 23 February 2018 17:29

    Do they intend to do the laundry in india or sri lanka? How qill will Sri Lankans loose their jobs? Maybe they'll bring indians to wash sri lankan cloths

    Reply : 0       5

    sunil Friday, 23 February 2018 17:35

    no one will loose their jobs as the Indian company would absorb the local workers, provided they are willing to work and not be protesting in Galle Road on the direction of the GMOA

    Reply : 0       5

    Lokka Friday, 23 February 2018 19:39

    Is India the best country to wash dirty linen.

    Reply : 1       3

    Ceylon Friday, 23 February 2018 20:01

    This gmoa doctors need to clean their own minds.

    Reply : 0       4

    Haramanis Friday, 23 February 2018 20:50

    People - this is all part of RW's promise to create one million jobs per year - for Indians of course!!

    Reply : 1       5

    Hautaum Saturday, 24 February 2018 08:52

    Pls give this laundry service to JO they will do better

    Reply : 0       2

    Don Juwan Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:34

    Appoint Aluthge (GMOA) as the chief of the laundry party and save millions.

    Reply : 0       0

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