GMOA agrees to give teachers priority at government hospitals

By Don Asoka Wijewardena

On a request of Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) Executive Committee has unanimously decided to allow all teachers, school principals and the zonal and other educational directors to get OPD and clinic treatment without waiting in the queues in the state-run hospitals.

GMOA General Committee member Dr. Navin de Soyza told The Island that Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena had sought the GMOA’s help for teachers to receive treatment on priority basis.

At the moment the police and Army personnel could get OPD and clinic treatment without waiting in queues.

Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, contacted for comment, said that it was he who had asked the GMOA whether teachers, principals and education directors could seek medical treatment at the OPDs and Clinics without waiting in queues. In response to his request, the GMOA had positively agreed to allow educational personnel to get OPD as well as clinic treatment.

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