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Govt. should bear responsibility over kidney transplant issue: GMOA

22 January 2016 12:32 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said yesterday that the government should bear the responsibility of any irregularity taken place in the complex process of kidney transplantation.

GMOA Spokesman Dr. Navin de Soysa stated that organ transplantation including kidney transplantation was a complicated process that involved adherence to certain laws and ethics.

Speaking at a news conference on media reports that six cases filed against six Sri Lankan physicians against unethical kidney transplantation, Dr. de Soysa mentioned if the doctors had dishonored the ethics, the Health Ministry should be answerable for it.

“The government should formulate an appropriate criterion to regulate organ transplantation in the country and apt measures need to be taken to continuously monitor the process. If such a methodology was already in operation, then it needs to be updated,” he added.

Dr. de Soysa said if any irregularity had taken place in kidney transplantation within the excising methodology, the Health Ministry should initiate an investigation into the plight, and the GMOA was prepared to assist the Ministry when required.

He alleged that a certain website was attempting to create a belief opposing the GMOA based on this incident and the GMOA Central Committee had decided to complain it to the President and the IGP.

In response to a question raised during the conference, Dr. De Soysa said if it was proved that any member of their organisation was involved in the incident, the Central Committee had the right to cancel even his membership.

He stated that a conspiracy was being hatched to defame the Sri Lankan doctors in a situation where the GMOA continuously spoke against the CEPA. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 9

  • Bala Friday, 22 January 2016 08:19 AM

    It is their members who have done illegal things - now they are using Wimal and Udaya tactics to shift blame on the govt. Is he saying the GMOA did not know what their own members were doing - difficult to believe. Cancelling membership is obvious - he need not say it.

    Gamarala Friday, 22 January 2016 08:51 AM

    This guy should stand in the local elections. He has all the qualifications needed, including obfuscating the issue.

    Sri Wickrama Friday, 22 January 2016 09:49 PM

    Era Soysa era. What a joker!

    Kon Dostara Friday, 22 January 2016 05:38 PM

    How can this chap talk about ethics. Is it ethical to lead a strike demanding duty free vehicles for doctors when people cannmot manage two meals. Is it ethical to demand that students who obtained a paid education is barred from learning at a government hospital at his own expense, Is it ethical to get a free education and become a doctor and charge thousands of rupees from those who paid for their education.

    Chris Friday, 22 January 2016 05:42 PM

    So now the cat is out of the bag, time for government to discipline these Doctor Mudalalis. Do they pay real due amounts to IRS?

    Abdul Friday, 22 January 2016 10:57 AM

    He is talking like a senseless politician.

    Gamatala Friday, 22 January 2016 06:09 PM

    Modayo! All these things happens in private hospital. Hot the point or still act like a cow?

    B S Perera Friday, 22 January 2016 11:11 AM

    Yes. Government is responsible for allowing GMOA members to do whatever they wish.

    John Friday, 22 January 2016 11:34 AM

    ...have you forgotten the fundamental ethics of the Oath your doctors swore to when entering this sacred profession?

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