GMOA swings into action, seeks meeting with Health Minister



by Dilanthi Jayamanne


The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) Spokesman Dr. Navin Soysa yesterday said that the GMOA had asked for a meeting with Health Minister, Maithripala Sirisena to discuss doctors’ basic salaries, their service minute, the organisational structure of the health sector and annual transfers.


Dr. Soysa said that there were also issues such as the chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology and the Dicyandiamide issue.


The GMOA had been forced into inactivity during a period of two months due to the action of self-interested parties who had filed court cases against the association’s office bearers.


He said that a 12-member disciplinary committee comprising senior doctors had been appointed to probe breaches of discipline by some members.


Another six member committee had been appointed to look into the alleged financial fraud the ex-co members had been accused of. The probe would cover the last ten years, he added.


The GMOA Spokesman said that a third committee comprising five doctors had been appointed to expedite the implementation of the National Drug Policy.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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