The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday said a national front would be launched with regard to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe by making the political parties of the country aware of the matter.
GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge told a media briefing that they have discussed the matter with the Joint Opposition members including former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) during recent days.
“We have already written to President Maithripala Sirisena on the effects of the ruling directing the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to register SAITM's MBBS graduates. We have also written to the general secretaries of the SLFP and UNP on the matter,” he said.
He said the GMOA had conducted several discussions with state university students, parents and several unions including the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF).
He said the reason behind this open discussion of the matter was Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne’s irresponsible behaviour and his SAITM-biased stand; “Our aim is to create a strong force against the SAITM and secure the patients' lives as well as the medical field. We are taking every possible step to do so,” he added. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
If GMOA is so genuine about State Medical education, they should demand from the government to prohibit Medical Consultant Doctors and other medical officers in state service to prohibit to engage in private practice or serve in private hospitals while drawing a salary from government.
Don Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:00 AM
Youre most welcome to take it up with the Supreme Court. Right now youre in contempt of the lower court. via DM Android App
Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:03 AM
Stupid ideas will not work man. Work hard for the money what you get from our Government.
willows Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:05 AM
don't give in to this GMOA mafia, they bunch of idiots worrying about their private practice only
Bubble Banda Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:05 AM
Go to hell man. Your plans will never work, nothing wrong with SAITM.
Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:07 AM
You should not blame this Govt. for this, MR is the main man to be blamed and you should challenge against him.
kABOOS Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:26 AM
How did SAITM survived from 2009 to 2015. GMOA and JVP.
Premalal Wednesday, 08 February 2017 03:24 PM
Now we could never view the JVP as a serious alternative. They are hell bent on disruptions.
Bala Wednesday, 08 February 2017 03:27 PM
This stupid jealous GMOA and JVP opposed getting the Free Ambulance service from India and this is now a big boon to all of us Sri Lankans.
Manoj Wednesday, 08 February 2017 03:36 PM
Where the hell were you during the previous regime?. This was started during the last regime. Was scared of the white van?
BV Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:31 AM
We appeal to the young government MPs to come forward and form a anti GMOA front.90% of the people are with you.
samson de silva Wednesday, 08 February 2017 04:09 PM
Read the second paragraph of the report. It will be clear who and who are controlling and instigating the GMOA.
BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:49 AM
If the National Front does not work, then use the Religious Front. When you have lost your logic in countering something, in the end you will use your own shit to throw it at your enemy.
Dutugamunu1 Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:50 AM
Already SAITM students have mentioned that they are prepared to sit for the common exam paper.So what is the problem now.only .Rather than showing your wickedness help to improve standard of this .
das Wednesday, 08 February 2017 10:23 AM
Anybody else on the front except the GOMA and the JVP?
Dr. Goonathilake Wednesday, 08 February 2017 10:33 AM
It is high time the Government banned this GMOA. via DM Android App
Mohamed Wednesday, 08 February 2017 10:43 AM
What was your AL results?
genx06322 Wednesday, 08 February 2017 05:30 PM
Government should suggest GMOA members to work full time in Government Hospitals only but not in private practiceprivate university doctors not to practice in Government Hospitals but do only private hospitals.GMOA is to increase quality of Government Hospitals.We will choose the best service all the time. No need to worry too much
Blair Wednesday, 08 February 2017 10:59 AM
Dr. Ananda Samarasekara was also a onetime president of GMOA. He ended up at SAITM and tarnished their image also by involving in THAJUDEEN case..
JJ Wednesday, 08 February 2017 11:10 AM
Private universities and private medical colleges are a must for any country. What is important is to ensure the standards are met, not oppose privatization.
PV Wednesday, 08 February 2017 11:36 AM
What's the name of this front ? National disruption front ?
Kadiya Wednesday, 08 February 2017 06:53 AM
Isn't there a way to stop these bastards??????
ANTON Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:08 AM
I THINK THE PURPOSE OF THIS FRONT IS TO PROTECT PROTESTERS FROM TEAR GAS AND WATER JETS....... BECAUSE THEY ARE ALWAYS IN THE FRONT.
Premalal Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:15 AM
They should first talk to their own members who lecture at the SAITM. A vociferous minority of the GMOA is becoming a law unto themselves and now trying to dictate to the rest of the country. This should not happen. It is time for the right thinking doctors to kick this lot out or form an alternate union.
Independent. Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:20 AM
"GMOA" a distress to the whole nation..... Shame on you!
Shelly. Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:29 AM
SAITAM is a part of present and former Govts . policy on encurraging private sector. Hard core leftist JVP cannot stand with such policy. But 99.999 .. are not with JVP . Hence Govt. should use its resources to stand by its commited policy. via DM Android App
weera Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:53 PM
First of all GMOA doctors should think they wanted to become doctors to serve the sick and suffering people regardless of whether they are rich, powerful or poor instead of behaving like third class thugs and using patients to satisfy their egotistic personalities. They should not forget the fact they were given free education by the people and they expect your dedication and compassion. Don't disgrace your profession.
nanda Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:43 AM
somebody wanted to recognize the degree given in a medical tuition started by some affordable parents. if they wanted to be a doctor go through the common pathway and get merits
buwa Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:53 AM
why not against Russian and Bangladesh MBBS which is registered with the Medical council via DM Android App
Sam Wednesday, 08 February 2017 08:04 AM
If the JO supports them then the JO will lose any support they may have mustered over the past months. All (well most) the bad apples will be in one barrel.
COMMENTS Wednesday, 08 February 2017 08:15 AM
IF the GMOA is able to understand these comments , they will know how the public feels on this issue. I suppose knowing this very well, they are seeking help from the JO and others - like a drowning man may clutching to a straw
Roshan Wednesday, 08 February 2017 08:52 AM
Why they do not oppose Private Hospitals and Doctors engage in private practice while serving in govt.hospitals.
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