GMOA STRIKE : Not started yet ? - Rajitha


by Zacki Jabbar

Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday that the Harsha De Silva Committee on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) had been dissolved and there was no question of the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) withdrawing from it.

Answering questions on the GMOA’s threat to quit the Harshade Silva Committee, at the Post Cabinet Briefing in Colombo, Senaratne noted that proceedings had been terminated, after the GMOA and other stake holders agreed on granting those who had studied medicine at SAITM, medical degrees. upon the completion of the required clinical training, as stipulated by the Medical Council.

When told that the GMOA had also warned of strike action, the Minister said, "Firstly, there is no committee for them to withdraw from. How can they stop working, after reaching a consensus?"

They had still not struck work, he added.

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