The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) was today accused of behaving worse than criminals.
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran said that the doctors in the GMOA have violated their oaths by engaging in trade union action.
“If you deny medical attention to those who require it then that it criminal negligence. And when you do it to achieve your own selfish objectives I would say it is worse than criminal,” he told Parliament today.
Sumanthiran said that the GMOA often holds the country to ransom by engaging in trade union action.
The Parliamentarian also noted that there have been instances where people have died as a result of lack of medical attention during a strike by the GMOA. (Colombo Gazette)