GMOA slams media for “painting a wrong picture”

GMOA slams media for “painting a wrong picture”

January 28, 2013   04:34 pm

The Government Medical Officers’ Association says that media had made the presumption that the doctor was at fault over the incident at the Matara Hospital, which resulted in a law student losing her hand.

It was reported yesterday that initial inquiries found that the amputation of a law student’s hand, after suffering fracture injuries in a fall, was caused due to negligence on the part of the doctor who treated her and the hospital staff.

Preliminary inquiries regarding the incident have not been completed yet and the investigative team is still nearing the hospital, GMOA spokesman Dr. Navin de Soysa said at a press briefing in Colombo.

He stated that “painting a wrong picture” by presuming that the doctors are fault will result in the public losing faith towards the health sector.

The report being compiled by the committee appointed to probe the incident should not be turned into a mere “piece of paper” and its recommendations should be implemented immediately, Navin de Soysa told reporters today.

He further pointed out that the GMOA has no objection towards any action being taken against the doctor if he is found guilty through a proper inquiry.  

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