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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today said it would resort to a strike in early January if the authorities failed to increase their ‘extra duty’ allowance.

The GMOA said the allowance had been paid since the 1980s during the tenure of the then President J.R. Jayewardene and added that it had not been increased since 2013.

GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said the extra duty allowance was paid based on a formula, which was prepared according to the basic salary of a medical officer which was last increased in 2016. However, the extra duty allowance had not been increased, following the increase in the basic salary.

Therefore he said the GMOA would resort to a stern strike action with the participation of all the medical officers if the authorities failed to respond to their request. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

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  • ceylon Tuesday, 26 December 2017 05:57 PM

    these guys are behind money.they earn from private practice millions annualy.jo bribes for strikes are in millions.these are fake doctors via DM Android App

    Scooby Doo Wednesday, 27 December 2017 03:58 PM

    Soon these culprits will request assistants to clean their a..

    BC Tuesday, 26 December 2017 06:06 PM

    Dr.The most appropriate day to strike would be 01st January.Go ahead.

    surasena Tuesday, 26 December 2017 09:04 PM

    How about 1st of April ??

    Sincere Tuesday, 26 December 2017 06:13 PM

    Please notify us of your annual strike plan, so down trodden masses can take appropriate action in advance!

    Kiri Banda Tuesday, 26 December 2017 06:20 PM

    Just shameless! Thats about it !

    Arthur Tuesday, 26 December 2017 06:46 PM

    'Extra duty' ? Striking!

    Lokka Tuesday, 26 December 2017 06:50 PM

    GMOA is suffering from a disease called "strike mania". Time the Govt. give them a bitter pill.

    channa Tuesday, 26 December 2017 06:54 PM

    how many strikes did your esteemed association organise prior to 2015?

    TONY Tuesday, 26 December 2017 08:41 PM

    FIRST OF ALL THE GOVT SHOULD BAN PRIVATE PRACTICE IN 2018. AFTER THAT THEY CAN CONSIDER AN INCREASE OF ALLOWANCE

    TONYSSAD Wednesday, 27 December 2017 08:39 AM

    Sounds like a little boy drowning in envy and frustration. Get a real job and earn some proper money without blaming everyone else for your pathetic life.

    Krish Tuesday, 26 December 2017 09:33 PM

    If mahinda was there these strikes would never happen he knws hw to grill this culprits

    Kadmin Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:00 AM

    Haven't seen such a politicised union than GMOA. People should rise against these thugs. They are abusing the freedom given to them by this government.

    sas Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:36 AM

    Extra duties at private dispensaries and private hospitals!

    Indika Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:41 AM

    These doctors are nor less than terrorists keeping human shields for protection...shame on you

    sobers Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:51 AM

    The current GMOA is the most disgraceful in the history of its association. Everyone knows how doctors earn and how greedy they are in making money. It has come to such low levels that private practising doctors along the streets have increased more than the "Kothu Rotti" kade's. Now demanding for increament is ridiculous.

    willows Wednesday, 27 December 2017 11:19 AM

    what a bunch of greedy rascals?

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 27 December 2017 01:03 PM

    Please start an ultimate fast to death and continue it until lethal end.

    Don Wednesday, 27 December 2017 02:35 PM

    Start auditing them after giving them the raise. They get paid upwards of Rs 1000 per patient in cash after every private practice session. They don't income taxes.

    Nimal Wednesday, 27 December 2017 04:10 PM

    Ban strikes in the medical profession. Doctors have no right to deny treating patients under whatever pretext.

    ghaffa Wednesday, 27 December 2017 04:25 PM

    first kill this fellow and Doctors who ever strike must be shoot at site.


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