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GMOA oppose insurance for schoolchildren

 

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has expressed its objection to paying Rs. 2.7 billion to insurance companies on behalf of schoolchildren, GMOA Secretary Dr. Navin De Zoysa said.

Addressing media today he alleged the schoolchildren would get only a part of the money and that insurance companies would force schoolchildren to have unnecessary medical tests done.

Dr. Zoysa said Sri Lanka’s health service has set an excellent example to the entire world by providing free health care for schoolchildren.

‘At the moment all Sri Lankan schoolchildren get international standard healthcare, directly funded by the government, without any problem,’ he said.

As medical professionals, the GMOA see the new budget proposal as something that enables insurance companies to earn money while destroying the international standard free health format of Sri Lanka, the GMOA said.

It added that the move may be the first step towards privatizing Sri Lankan free health service.


 

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GMOA always wants to oppose and work against this Government,,, it is stupidity for the so called specialists who have lived outside Srilanka to open their eyes. Insurance Companies cannot play out like that since they also have third party administrators who monitor the essential investigations. These so called apecialists prescribe so much tests for the poor patients and many of the reports are not properly ready by the consultants in the channeling centres because they dont want keep waiting the other patients.

DOES DR ZOYSA THINK THAT THE FREE HEALTH IS GIVEN FROM MONEY HE POKETS OUT. ITS PEOPLES TAXES. ON TOP OF THAT DOCTORS WHO ENJOY TAX PAYERS MONEY AS PAY CHECK CHARGE EXORBITANT CHANNELING FEES TO ADMIT A PATIENT. SO WHAT HARM OF INSURING SCHOOL CHILDREN THIS GMOS CAN ONLY PROTEST FOR EVRYTHING, THEY CANT INSTILL DECIPLINE IN THE DOCTORS OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP TO PRACTISE MEDICINE PROPERLY. INSTEAD THEY WANT DUTY FREE CRS AND WHAT NOT. THESE JOKERS MUST NOT BE BRECOGNISED

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