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GMOA Urged The Health Officials To Consider Views Of Medical Staff Before Implementing 24 Hour OPD Services

"To implement the President Mahinda Rajapaksha's proposal to open  OPD(Out Door Patients Department) Clinics of all the Government Hospitals 24 hours a day  in practical way Ministry Of Health should discuss the issue with the Doctors and other health staff members who are attached to OPD's to get their opinion "the Government Medical Officers Association(GMOA) said today.

According to the secretary of GMOA Dr.Bimantha Gunasekera Union is not having any objections for the proposal to open OPD's 24 hours a day if Doctors are not opposing it.To get the proposal work Ministry should discuss the issue with  medical staff attched to OPD's and Hospital Directors as well as improved infrastructure facilities of the Government Hospitals he stressed.

Health Ministry To Set Up Separate Dental Clinic For Senior Citizens In All Govt.Hospitals

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Dental Unit of the Ministry of Health is planning to set up a separate Dental Clinic in all the major government hospitals for  Senior Citizens who are over 60 years of age Deputy Director General(Dental Services)Dr.Jayasundara Bandara has said.As a first step Ministry has planned to set up a separate dental clinic for senior citizens at Dental Institute in Maharagama of  the Colombo District with  effect from next month(November).
The main aim behind the decision is to provide facilities to senior citizens who are over the age of 60 years to get treatment without waiting in Queus Dr.Bandara stressed.