The GMOA held discussions today (11) with the President at the Presidential Secretariat, marking a crucial juncture in addressing pressing issues affecting the health sector.
According to Dr. Haritha Aluthage, the Secretary of the Association, the talks, attended by prominent figures such as the President, Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Advisors, Health Minister, and former Minister Ravi Karunanayake, were largely successful.
The discussions centered around critical concerns, including the departure of doctors, irregularities in drug procurement, financial losses to the country, and the imminent closure of hospitals and specialist units.
While certain questions garnered positive responses during the dialogue, the Association remains cautiously optimistic, emphasizing the need for these commitments to translate into tangible actions.
Dr. Aluthge conveyed the gravity of the situation, stating that this is the final opportunity to address the health sector’s challenges.
He cautioned that the Association cannot be held responsible for the potential damage to the health system if this opportunity is missed.