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NFTH provides free treatment during GMOA strike

7 April 2017 10:30 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) came to the rescue of patients who were inconvenienced by the strike launched by the Government Medical Officers’ Association’s (GMOA), Deputy Director Dr. Bimantha Gunasekara said today.

“We have decided to provide treatment including medical tests and in-patient facilities free of charge yesterday until the strike was over. We hope it will be a relief to patients,” he said and added that they have also set up a special unit to treat patients suffering from dengue and influenza free of charge during during this period.

“There is a considerable increase in the number of patients who sought treatment during this period free of charge,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 9

  • Martin Milton Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:54 AM

    Excellent move! Will be much appreciated by the public and hopefully spoken about widely as well ! MM

    MP Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:19 AM

    Why didn't you do so previously?You were making millions and millions because you didn't have sympathy towards poor people. Now suddenly, you are trying to become a "Vessanthra".Yours is a profit oriented organization. There is no difference between you and ALL the politicians in this country.

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:27 AM

    This is all eye wash for a sore (I) issue.

    Pf Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:35 AM

    Do any person know the percapita income of this countryAll private hospitals will cater to about 10 per cent of the population of this country.Other 90 percent of pstients go to Govt.hospitals. via DM Android App

    Senewi Sunday, 09 April 2017 07:56 PM

    Why can't you reduce the course fee by at least 50%?

    chandra Saturday, 08 April 2017 11:31 AM

    Ok provide free service everyday. via DM Android App

    doctor Saturday, 08 April 2017 07:10 PM

    Balla piduru kaneth na,Kana gonata deneth na. Let the GMOA doctors have sympathy on people by not charging for private practise, Let the tuition masters give free tuition, Let the lawyers represent us for free. Tell me whats free in todays world. As a private hospital NFTH is doing public work even for a day. I know how bad it can hurt you because more deaths mean success for your protest

    truth Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:01 PM

    MP, profit oriented Is a wrong concept?How about Doctors? They are NOT profit oriented?

    ANTON Saturday, 08 April 2017 07:54 AM


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