One of the six doctors suspected of being involved in the kidney transplant scandal is a member of the GMOA, Assistant Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said yesterday.
“This particular doctor, who is practicing in a Colombo hospital, is alleged to have been involved in the international kidney-selling scam. But, the allegations have not been proved nor have they been made by official or reliable sources,” he said.
Dr. Aluthge said that in the wake of social media reports, the GMOA had checked with the Health Ministry whether the name of this doctor was in the suspected doctors' list and on receipt of ministry confirmation, the GMOA had found that he was one of its members.
“He is one of the 20,000 members countrywide and does not hold any positions in the organisation, neither is he a GMOA Central Committee member nor a member in any of the Branch Unions. We have decided to take disciplinary action against him if he is found guilty of the kidney racket,” Dr. Aluthge said.
“At the previous news conference a journalist asked whether it was this particular doctor who is alleged to be involved in this racket. We were unable to confirm the name or give any details because nothing has been proved yet and the allegations have only been made via social media websites,” he said
The GMOA in turn accused India of attempting to tarnish the image of the Sri Lankan doctors, especially the GMOA because it opposed the proposed CEPA agreement between Sri Lanka and India. (Piyumi Fonseka)
Comments - 4
Dee Monday, 25 January 2016 04:50 PM
Please explain it to NFF. They think its another foreign conspiracy
Leo Monday, 25 January 2016 10:44 PM
Chil. Correction it was a noble gentlemens proffession not anymore. They held patients to ransom for car permits. via DM Android App
Chil Monday, 25 January 2016 05:04 PM
This GMOA,Need tax reduced vehicles at cost of patients lives,Need to stop the PMCs,Fully okay with private practice in the evening,To top it all off, engage in kidney rackets?Shame on you GMOA, I thought medicine were a respected gentlemen profession.
mohan Monday, 25 January 2016 01:13 PM
Oh ! This is why they oppose private medical colleges in Sri Lanka so they can earn well from these illegal sugeries.
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