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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has decided to resume its countrywide work stoppage from July 5 urging the government to resolve the SAITM issue.

GMOA Assistant Secretary Naveen De Zoysa told a news conference that they had suspended their trade union action on a request made by President Maithripala Sirisena but however, they were compelled to resume the work stoppage because their demands had not been granted.

He said the SAITM issue had worsened because of the interference of certain ministers.

Dr. De Zoysa said they would take measures to minimize the impact on patients and that they TU action would not cripple the treatment of dengue patients.

The GMOA launched a work stoppage on June 22 bringing the health sector to a standstill. It was called off on June 24 after a discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena.

On June 25 the president's office said in a statement that SAITM had been instructed to suspend enrolling new students until the government issued the gazette notice stipulating the standards to be adopted where private medical education was concerned.

Later that week Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said at a news conference that the President’s had only held informal discussion with the GMOA.

Meanwhile, Dr. De Zoysa said the final decision on the strike details would be disclosed within 24 hours. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

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  • Snowy Monday, 03 July 2017 07:55 PM

    Oh! The 1C2S fiasco !

    sg Monday, 03 July 2017 07:57 PM

    Every action has very good and multiple reactions....

    Gp Monday, 03 July 2017 08:05 PM

    We tax payers payed for your education; you should serve us. If the public loose patience of your regular strike they are going to pelt stone on you.

    ram Monday, 03 July 2017 02:23 PM

    Very good time for the public.The general public should take the power into their hands on striking doctors. we the public paid our money to educate and pay doctors salary. All should chase striking doctors from the public places.

    nihal Monday, 03 July 2017 02:24 PM

    better bring some doctors from foreign countries as a contingency measure on temporary basis

    Ram Monday, 03 July 2017 03:28 PM

    GMOA big guns need a bit of medicine from the public

    Ranjith Monday, 03 July 2017 03:41 PM

    Made this service an essential and bring them to work by using the army. Don't let one trade union to run the country.Doctors, keep your dignity like the other professionals do.

    SAS Monday, 03 July 2017 03:52 PM

    Good move doctors.We can meet you in any time at private hospitals....

    Srilankan Monday, 03 July 2017 04:05 PM

    these gentlemen and ladies (doctors) get educated from public funds.... get the free permits (and sell that also), get all free access to seminars worldwide..... and finally let the tax payee die in wonder!!!!! as long as anything is free no value.....

    channa Monday, 03 July 2017 04:12 PM

    once again. this is like poya coming once a month.

    ANTON Monday, 03 July 2017 04:17 PM

    HARI HARI ......... DAN ITHIN KAVADDA BOLAA AYE VADATA ENNEY ???

    Dilan Monday, 03 July 2017 04:26 PM

    Majority of the doctors are again the TUA but have no power as the executive committee of the GMOA is run like a mafia supporting the previous regime.... GoSL should take measures to deal with this mafia

    PV Monday, 03 July 2017 04:41 PM

    GMOA screaming at its death bed.The beginning of the end JULY 5th 2017.

    SD Monday, 03 July 2017 04:47 PM

    It is like changing the pillow for headache!

    KI Monday, 03 July 2017 04:49 PM

    How about the unfair and adamant behaviour of politicians?

    ceylon Monday, 03 July 2017 05:09 PM

    after came out frm univerditiesnow orotesting thugs will be same like this in future. via DM Android App

    K.K.Perera Monday, 03 July 2017 05:15 PM

    Rajakama nethinam Wedakama The government must know,

    victory Monday, 03 July 2017 05:49 PM

    Bring doctors from China or India.. problem solved and then these people will come like dogs wagging their tails.

    Mason Monday, 03 July 2017 06:19 PM

    The GMOA is holding the government to ransom and they are buckling under the pressure. Bring Foreign Doctors to teach these guys that they are not indispensable.


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