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Health Ministry's arbitrary actions risk patients' lives: GMOA

15 June 2017 09:16 pm - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today urged the Health Ministry to immediately implement the transfers of the doctors by dodging the ministry’s weaknesses without criticising others in order to conceal their shortcomings.

GMOA Secretary Dr. Naveen de Soyza said that the entire health sector had been deteriorated due to several actions taken by the Health Ministry and added that the ministry’s arbitrary nature had risked the lives of the innocent patients.

“Health Ministry’s responsibility is to implement the transfers of the doctors in a transparent manner by following the establishment code. But unfortunately the ministry has delayed the internal transfers of the specialists for seven months,” he said.

He said that the transfers for doctors attached to the North Eastern Province had been delayed for two years. He also said that special appeal list had been subjected to the same fate.

He said that the inconvenience faced by the patients due to this issue was inevitable and added that there would be risk of closing down the terminal hospitals as the result.

“The terminal hospitals which are ready to open, have also halted due to this delay in doctors' transfers,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 18

  • RM Friday, 16 June 2017 09:28 AM

    Some friend of his maybe wanting a transfer to Colombo in order to obtain a Colombo school.

    RT D2 Friday, 16 June 2017 07:54 PM

    Is this guy for real?????

    Vernon Friday, 16 June 2017 02:10 PM

    what are you?

    BV Friday, 16 June 2017 12:04 PM

    See the public comments they receive today.Once one of the most respected trade unions.Image badly tarnished.Leading GMOA to the grave. via DM Android App

    Roman Friday, 16 June 2017 11:42 AM

    Someone please transfer this bugger to Siberia!!

    Mandy Friday, 16 June 2017 11:18 AM

    That is how they get docs to go on strike and tow their line by being subservient to GMOA. Health Ministry should do this without GMOA involvement.

    Aussie Friday, 16 June 2017 10:43 AM

    There is nothing more to risk the patients' lives, which you have been doing it effectively and efficiently for the last few months. You guys cannot be considered as lives saving doctors, but blood sucking draculas.

    Mercedes Friday, 16 June 2017 09:58 AM

    The donkey should not try do the duty of the dog.

    COMMENT Friday, 16 June 2017 09:38 AM

    I used to comment on news items on GMOA's antics. Now that this has become an almost daily dance by the GMOA, it a waste of time and energy, even to read there nonsensical utterances and also getting down to commenting. Wish you all the best GMOA !

    Bala Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:26 PM

    That is juicy : arbitrary nature had risked the lives of the innocent patients. Yah Yah. Frequent sudden strikes by you do not do that. Tell that to the Cheenas.

    BC Friday, 16 June 2017 09:23 AM

    What about your weekly strikes Dont they risk patients lives via DM Android App

    shifan Friday, 16 June 2017 09:21 AM

    Hello, is that true what they claim that SAITM does not meet the required level of standard?... If its so, the authorities shall take actions to standardize. Best regards!

    LP Friday, 16 June 2017 07:56 AM

    Most comments are seem to be from hired commenters.

    Appu Friday, 16 June 2017 05:54 AM

    How about GOMAs stikes via DM Android App

    lion Friday, 16 June 2017 05:39 AM

    Hey Look at this, jokers who take poor people as hostages to get more salary, car permits in every 5 years, best school for their children and also wanted that government to treat them as super humans now talks the well fare of the people whom they penalize at the drop of a hat.This fool is trying to fool the masses while depriving them for petty reasons.Government should establish more and more private medical colleges with strict guide line to produce doctors to counter the hegemony of this people in their profession.In the west doctor is just a profession like any other profession we must bring them in to that level.

    Ram Friday, 16 June 2017 05:31 AM

    Hello Zoysa, Health sector has deteriorated due to Doctors failure to give priority to patients. They concentrate on their pocket and other issues.

    Dr.Goonatillake Friday, 16 June 2017 01:43 AM

    According to the establishment code there is an annual transfer procedure by the end of an year. GMOA has many transfer lists for their stooges.The annual transfer list The north & east transfer list Frequently special transfer lists etc. These are all illegal and is a problem for the ministry officials. via DM Android App

    Roy Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:52 PM

    We should have a dictator ruling country to teach these selfish people a lesson. They conveniently forget they betray nation and tax payers at whose expense they became so called doctors. via DM Android App

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