Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has today (24) announced no fraudulent activity has occurred during purchasing of Rs.182 million worth surgical equipment to government hospitals as charged by some health trade unions.This was revealed after a special inquiry conducted by three member committee appointed by Executive Committee of GMOA the assistant secretary of the union Dr.Nalin Ariyaratne has said.
Addressing a special media briefing held in GMOA Office in Colombo Dr.Ariyaratne has said the three member committee has revealed that tender procedure adapted for purchasing of above surgical equipment had met required standards.
The Health Services Trade Union Alliance and few Health Ministry Officials have been involved in a mud slinging campaign against Director General Of Health Services(DGHS) Dr.Ajith Mendis by stating he should responsible for Fraud and irregular activities occurred when purchasing of Surgical equipment mentioned above.However some of the Powerful health trade unions including government medical officers association and public services nurses union convey their support to DGHS on this issue.
"As DGHS is due to received a service extension before retiring from service on 06th of August this year some trade unions are trying to prevent his re appointment by slinging mud against him over fraudulent activities he has never committed" says a spokesman of 24 union Health Services Trade Union Confederation.
Meanwhile Health Ministry Secretary Dr.Nihal Jayathilake had sent a letter to presidential secretary Mr.Lalith Weeratunge by stating that no fraudulent activity has occurred during purchasing of above equipment according to the initial investigations carried out by Ministry's Special Investigations Unit.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012