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New Constitution will cripple National Health Service: GMOA Secretary

 

The proposed new Constitution will pose a great danger to the entire National Health Service in the country, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said, today.

Addressing a press conference at the GMOA Headquarters in Colombo he said that the proposed new Constitution gives the powers to Provincial authorities to distort the treatment service implemented according to the National Policy.

Treatment offered to various diseases such as dengue can be affected by this, he said.

According to Dr. Aluthge, the proposed new Constitution will also affect disease prevention allowing Provincial authorities to interfere in the process and there is a possibility that already eliminated diseases such as Polio, Malaria will re-emerge, he said. 

He also said that treatment offered to cancer other terminal illnesses could be affected by the new Constitution. 

The proposed new Constitution gives powers to Provincial Councils to interfere in medical administration and managing human resources according to politicians' personal requirements, Dr. Aluthge further charged. 

So far everything has been done focused on the national interest, he added