The Government Medical Officers’ Association suspect that the government is attempting to privatise Sri Lanka’s healthcare sector.
Speaking to media, General Secretary of the GMOA Dr. Senal Fernando said they presented proposals to resolve the country’s prevalent medicine shortage.
However, Dr. Fernando said the government has conveniently ignored their suggestions, which may indicate that they are attempting to privatise healthcare.
Dr. Fernando noted that if the government is purposely maintaining a medicine shortage and ignoring professional advice on resolving these issues, it would only lead to a disaster.
He warned that they will resort to trade union action if the government continues to show signs of privatising healthcare.
Joining the media briefing, Vice President of the GMOA, Dr. Chandika Epitakaduwa said citizens will be begging the government to sell assets in order to meet their needs when Sri Lanka faces a food shortage.
Dr. Epitakaduwa said people will be focused on surviving their daily challenges.
He added, previous governments also attempted to sell state assets to foreign entities but failed due to public opposition.
Dr. Epitakaduwa requested the public to be aware of the government’s efforts.