GMOA threatens strike, if an ‘effective solution’ is not reached

GMOA threatens strike, if an ‘effective solution’ is not reached

February 13, 2017   04:39 pm

- By Benoy Suriyaarachchi

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) on Monday threatened strike action, if an ‘effective solution’ is not reached regarding the private medical college in Malabe.   

While stressing seminars would be held across the country to make people aware of the situation, GMOA Secretary Dr. Naveen de Zoysa said that black flags have been hoisted at all government hospitals to protest the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

He expressed these views while speaking at a press conference held in Colombo.

Responding to a question asked by a reporter, Zoysa went on to say the GMOA would not intend to oppose to register students of a private medical college, if it at least meets the ‘minimum standers’ that should be in a medical university.

Zoysa said it was Minister Rajitha Senaratne who opposed when Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva presented a recommendation in a bid to raise the standards of the SAITM in 2006.

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