GMOA berates acts of Health official

GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) says that medical services in the Eastern Province has been affected due to the conduct of the Health Ministry's Medical Services Director.

The GMOA will extend the on going strike to the entire Eastern Province on Friday, it said.

GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said the high handed acts of this official has caused a serious negative impact on the health service.

The latest incident has been reported from Kinniya Base Hospital where the changes made to the pre-agreed transfer list has led to the crisis at this hospital.

Dr. Aluthge said this director does not follow directives of his superiors such as the Health Services Director General and Health Services Deputy Director General (Medical Services).

He is trying to release all doctors attached to Kinniya Base hospital who received transfers without replacements,the GMOA said.

The strike begun at the Kinniya Base Hospital on Tuesday was extended to the Muttur Hospital yesterday. It is likely to be extended to the entire Eastern Province today, he added.

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