I will not be deterred by GMOA’s threats: Rajitha
Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, in response to a strike planned by doctors, said he would not shy away from such threats.
He urged the Government Medical Officers’ Association not to put people’s lives in jeopardy by resorting to trade union action because of unfounded charges against the health authorities.
The minister said a merit system had been introduced for both the internship and the post internship appointments of doctors.
“The GMOA sought representation at a transfer board. Only the Health Ministry decides on appointments depending on vacancies and shortcomings. Certain hospitals in the north and the east and Nuwara Eliya were closed down because of interference by the GMOA. We are now going to reopen them,” he said.
He said, “I will not be cowed by any Mafia group. A trade union bureau has been opened at the Ministry. I suggested that trade union office bearers be released from work for full time activities at this place. But, they have not acted on it.
(Daily Mirror – By Kelum Bandara)
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You are rite sir high time these doctors were given a dose of their own medicine,
They seem to forget that their education was paid the poor mans tax, and now they are trying to repay it by going on strike and killing the same poor man who paid for his education, please remind them of the oath they took when passing out, did they take a oath to do private practice and earn money or do a service that will help mankind
if this goes on the only remedy is to tax these doctors on all there private practice money and use that money to educated the future doctors.
if they go on to go on strike they also should be stopped from practice at the time they on strike
GMOA is a mafia and does not consider national needs. we have to open more private medical collages and make them cheap.
I agree with first comment of the “concerned” yes they have forgotten their oath and putting the lives of the poor in jeopardy . Having said that not all the doctors campaign for these type of power based issues. There are few good doctors who feel for the poor. However, Yes if their private practice can be taxed they will feel the pinch.