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Will act against doctors who work to inconvenience patients: Thalatha

14 October 2017 12:02 pm - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The government will act in a responsible manner in future with regard to State doctors who are engaged in strikes that inconvenience patients, Foreign Employment and Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorale said recently.

Minister Atukorale said that several people were acting as if the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) was established as a result of an initiative of President Maithripala Sirisena.

“A huge issue has been made out of the SAITM by several parties which has greatly inconvenienced the people. The main issue that has been brought up in this regard is that a loan of Rs. 3 billion was received from the Bank of Ceylon (BOC) to run the institution,” she added.

She said that State sector doctors were engaged in private practice in the evening without attending to their duties at government hospitals and added that the standards of this profession had gone down due to such activities.

She said that the doctors who were part of this conspiracy were invariably working according to a political agenda and as such the government would take responsible measures in future to defeat it. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 15

  • Chris Saturday, 14 October 2017 03:42 PM

    Athi Yanthan, Dan thamai molay padunae.

    Patient Monday, 16 October 2017 08:11 AM

    At last! But, how soon!!?

    Wildaku Saturday, 14 October 2017 03:49 PM

    Well done... Please make sure the actions taken will hurt them bad....

    AUSLANKA Saturday, 14 October 2017 03:58 PM

    Ok. Go ahead and take action against corrupt doctors. Everyone is waiting see that someone will break this undue power taken by the doctors. We Sri Lankans funded their education free of charge and those doctors take us as victims of their disgusting demands. We will find out soon whether you can walk the talk minister.

    Wise Donkey Saturday, 14 October 2017 04:10 PM

    Madam we have heard enough statement made by practically all ministers but yet to see a meaningful action taken against these 'dostharala' who are now worse than the harbor workers. Why don't you sack these morons. The general public is loosing its patience, I am afraid what will follow next if the government doesn't take any action. Please act now! Have no mercy on these stupid fellows.

    Shelly. Saturday, 14 October 2017 04:12 PM

    Shut up and do the needfull. Stop barking and send teeth deep into GMOA and JVP flesh. Public needs action....immidiatly . via DM Android App

    Senevi Saturday, 14 October 2017 04:22 PM

    Then the voters also can act against the politicians who are the culprits of protecting SAITM .

    ACTION Saturday, 14 October 2017 05:06 PM

    " Will act against doctors " - let this not be only words - but deeds as well.

    IRON LADY Saturday, 14 October 2017 05:10 PM

    May you become in the history of politics as "SRI LANKA'S IRON LADY" (ie our countrie,s Margaret Hilda Thatcher)

    ceylon Saturday, 14 October 2017 05:41 PM

    why will .why not yet .this lady also just a talker. via DM Android App

    G.T. Gunatillake (attorney-at-law) Saturday, 14 October 2017 05:52 PM

    Very good idea Madam, take action on doctors who goes on strike and also the MR and JO power hunger mockers who are backing the doctors to strike.

    Prof. R. P. Weeraratne Saturday, 14 October 2017 05:53 PM

    Excellent idea by our honest Justice Minister for taking such a brave decision, we welcome this move 100% madam.

    Lanki Saturday, 14 October 2017 06:19 PM

    Its time the people should walk into the homes of those striking doctors and pull them out by their neck and bring them to the hospitals and force them to treat people.

    NEXT ISSUE Sunday, 15 October 2017 01:58 PM

    The next issue for the GMOA to have a press briefing.

    mahen Monday, 16 October 2017 02:21 PM

    Dear Madam,please do something madam. our childrens are wating at homes for now nearly 1 year. this humilitarian and barbaric activities of GMOA is a national problem to the country. pl pl do something.

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