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17 January 2016 12:51 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said he was ready to face the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) in Court if they decided to sue him over the Malabe Private Medical University.

The GMOA on Friday said that it would take legal action against Minister Senaratne and Ministry Secretary Anura Jayawickrama for permitting the Private Medical University students to perform clinical training at government hospitals.

Minister Senaratne said the decision to allow the university's students to train at State hospitals was taken following Court order and that it was not a decision of him or ministry's secretary.

"We carried out a order given by the Court and there's nothing the GMOA or others can do about it. They attempted to involve in the case as a third party but it was rejected by the Court. If they want to take the matter into Court, let them do it. I'm ready to face them," he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 14

  • Fassey Monday, 18 January 2016 08:19 AM

    Very good through legal means put a full stop to the selfish demands of the GMOAs.

    doc1 Sunday, 17 January 2016 06:34 PM

    The GMOA has no basis for this objection so doubt the this will proceed. Fear of losing private practice monopoly is not a valid legal reason . And there is no evidence that doctors coming out of private medical collages are any worse or better than Sri Lankan medical graduates. But it is good if the GMOA tries and resolves disputes in this manner and not make poor patients suffer for their issues with strikes.

    Civilian Sunday, 17 January 2016 07:52 PM

    If you doctors are so concerned about sri lankan people,why dont you protest against private hospitals ?

    citizen Monday, 18 January 2016 09:15 AM

    Young doctors are not fools to leave here without reason. The fools go and get any job for money and cant come back. They are not egs. who stay and serve are the egs.

    Dilla Sunday, 17 January 2016 07:57 PM

    GMOA should first look into the legal background of granting permission for SAITM to use Avissawella hospital. SAITM is developing facilities at the hospital as well which benefits the citizens of Sri Lanka.

    Ramani Monday, 18 January 2016 09:17 AM

    We are happy that the minister is taking a stand against these business doctors. There concern should be what they can do for the patients and not what they can get free.

    harsha.munasinghe Sunday, 17 January 2016 08:47 PM

    I also think that the doctors are afraid of losing their monopoly. They want the free education but like to charge for their services. How many hours they spend in the government hospital? Dr. Senaratne should should bring a legislation to check the attendance of doctors.

    indika1019 Monday, 18 January 2016 09:30 AM

    These so called GMOA is a total embarrassment to our country. Their actions clearly shows the jealous and their children being sent to various countries but they do not like to see poor parents children taking their fare share of private channeling in time to come. why these morons can not raise their voices when these so called doctors do some grave malpractices.

    simon Sunday, 17 January 2016 09:00 PM

    He is too busy doing CID work!

    praba Sunday, 17 January 2016 09:25 PM

    Majority of young doctors are leaving the country. Wealthy will travel abroad for treatment. But common people still gets services from government hospitals. Conflicts between government and GMOA will cripple government hospitals in near future. Who will care?

    onlooker Monday, 18 January 2016 03:12 PM

    Hope at least GMOA will be able extract the teeth of the NATO dentist.

    onlooker Monday, 18 January 2016 04:59 PM

    My car , my petrol. Why worry.

    Blair Monday, 18 January 2016 11:21 AM

    well done Rajitha.

    kumar Monday, 18 January 2016 05:03 AM

    What medical students study at a university or at a private medical college is not an in depth scientific work but the artificial Doctor title gives the impression that they are medical experts.We should focus on scientists and mathematicians and make them the leaders in clinical medicine.

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