GMOA calls for Special Presidential Commission

Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) representatives who met President Maithripala Sirisena, requested the President to consider the appointment of a Special Presidential Commission to investigate alleged corruption and malpractices in the health sector, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said.

Dr. Aluthge said the GMOA met President Sirisena last Saturday and held a special discussion on three main subjects.

“They are; the future activities in connection with the Singapore Free Trade Agreement, the impact of the proposed new Constitution on medical services and alleged corruption and malpractices that in the health sector,” he said.

According to Dr. Aluthge, the GMOA presented all facts and details to the President in connection with the discussed topics, especially alleged corruption and malpractices that had been taken place in the Health Sector during the last four years.

“The President agreed to look into the GMOA’s requests,” he said.

Earlier, the GMOA handed over a petition with the signatures of 14,000 MBBS doctors to the President.

The GMOA informed the President in writing about the details of the unacceptable practices taking place in the Health Sector,” he added.

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