Colombo Telegraph

GMOA To Take Peoples’ Lives To Ransom Again Over SAITM Issue

Even as government hospitals continue to overflow with patients suffering from the dengue epidemic, the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) will take the lives of the public to ransom once again this week, when they launch an indefinite strike across the country.

The Central Committee of the GMOA announced today that it will launch a continuous strike from Wednesday onwards. The Association said that they were unhappy with how certain government ministers were addressing the issue over the private medical campus, despite President Maithripala Sirisena’s assurance to find a solution over the SAITM issue.

More details of the strike will be announced within the next 24 hours, the GMOA said.

The GMOA announcement comes just hours since Minister Champika Ranawaka also joined the bandwagon to demand an immediate abolishment of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe.

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