Doctors to stop work tomorrow

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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today said that it would launch a 24-hour token strike from 8 a.m. tomorrow over a salary anomaly issue.

GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge told a news briefing that the incumbent government had violated the National Salaries Policy by increasing the salaries of the judicial and legal sectors while neglecting several other executive officers including medical officers.

“We have written to President Maithripala Sirisena on this matter,” he said and added that a memorandum was submitted to the Cabinet yesterday with the view to rectifying the salary anomalies.

However, as far as we are aware, the Cabinet paper does not envisage a solution to the executive officers whereas it has proposed to provide special privileges to selected sectors,” Dr. Aluthge said adding that doctors had not received any special privileges and had to bear extra administrative and legal responsibilities subjected to disciplinary action.

He urged the President to look into this matter and ensure that the salary anomalies were solved meting out justice to all sectors.

“We will continue with our trade union action next week if the Cabinet goes ahead with the memo,” Dr. Aluthge warned. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 8

  • Labby Tuesday, 17 September 2019 04:04 PM

    Dont they have any other hobby?

    Venom Wednesday, 18 September 2019 07:04 AM

    Apart from money making? Leave aside the healing!!!

    Sunil Tuesday, 17 September 2019 04:30 PM

    The bunch of real idiots with no value of human life.

    Mundane Tuesday, 17 September 2019 09:42 PM

    Do other humans care about docs? Docs are left to fend for themselves. Good show crazy government.

    Ruwan Wednesday, 18 September 2019 12:58 AM

    It is not just only in Sri Lanka but all over the world the doctors are continuing to flex their muscles. The answer should be remove the ARTIFICIAL doctor title, which was stupidly granted by the Catholic Churches that ran Universities in Europe in the 16th century, and then they would behave like any other people.

    Subramaniam Jeganmohan Wednesday, 18 September 2019 06:48 AM

    A doctor worked from 5 AM to 11PM doing private practice as well. I asked him why he said time is money. He is dead and did not enjoy benefits of his toil. Crazy people who have lost sight of the morals of the medical profession.

    Dee Wednesday, 18 September 2019 06:48 AM

    These guys who learnt for free off poor tax payers money. May their newfound wealth rot!

    Edirisinghe Seneviratne Wednesday, 18 September 2019 07:56 AM

    It is important to bring the medical services as an essential service like the armed forces. These jokers strike for the slightest head ache. They use the common general public for this purpose. It is a shame. Do not forget you got free education and the tax payers paid for it.


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