Dr. Haritha Aluthage, Secretary of the Union, states that the Central Committee of the Government Medical Officers Association has unanimously decided to close the peripheral hospitals, rural hospitals and central dispensaries, which have become a problem to run at the moment. (Sri Lanka Latest News)
Dr. Aluthge points out that this decision is taken because there is no point in keeping doctors in hospitals where there are less than the number of doctors, hospitals that do not have medicines, and hospitals that cannot do laboratory tests and radiological tests.
He said that a special survey will be conducted in the next two weeks regarding the small hospitals that are at risk of closure and the necessary data will be collected and then this decision will be implemented.
The Central Committee has unanimously decided to give a proper reply to the Government Medical Officers’ Association if anyone thinks that it is cowardly to act with restraint, which has never been done in the history of the Government Medical Officers Association.