GMOA to meet Officials of MoH, CPC


The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) is to meet Ministry of Health (MoH) officials and a representative from the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) to discuss the possibility of resuming a dedicated day for health sector employees to obtain fuel for their vehicles.

According to GMOA Media Committee Member Dr. Vasan Ratnasingam the union held discussions with the Health Ministry officials and the CPC earlier this week with regard of the matter.

Following that, the health sector employees were hoping to get a day to obtain fuel earlier this week before Friday, he said.

“We are hoping that we will get it at least tomorrow (15), and have scheduled a meeting with the Health Ministry Today (14) to discuss the matter,” he said. 

Dr. Ratnasingam noted that however a decision about that would depend on the Security Council’s advice owing to the prevailing situation in the country. 

Speaking further, he said that CPC pledged to allocate fuel on the rescheduled date.

The Health Ministry announced that Friday of each week will be allocated for heath sector employees to obtain fuel at selected filling stations. However, the ministry last week announced that the said programme was halted until further notice as a result of the current situation of the country.

By Dilanthi Jayamanne