Aug 22, 2019

GMOA doctors launch islandwide strike

Doctors attached to the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) commenced an islandwide strike this morning.

The GMOA noted that they would continue the strike till 8am tomorrow. The strike will not be take place at any maternal, child, cancer and kidney hospitals including kidney units.There will also be no strike at any hospital of the armed forces.

The Doctors have cited 8 demands including lack of proper transfers for launching this strike.

The strike is on account of eight issues raised by the GMOA.The two main reasons are not introducing the Minimum Standards of Medical Education and trying to amend the Service Minute of Doctors, Dr. Aluthge said.

He claimed that the main objective of amending the existing Service Minute of Doctors was to enable unqualified individuals to enter the public service as MBBS doctors. “At the moment it cannot be done because of the rules and regulations of the Doctors’ Service Minute,” he said.