Rajitha urges GMOA to have talks not protest

The Minister said that the GMOA never had talks with him on the vehicle permit issue mentioned in the budget or increasing the basic salary of Government doctors by Rs. 10,000. Dr. Senaratne said that the last time he met the GMOA the discussion focused on improving the health sector.The Minister also noted that the last discussion he had with the GMOA ended positively. (Colombo Gazette) He says at times he is forced to hear of concerns of the GMOA through the media and not at face to face discussions. Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne urged the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) to have talks with the Government to address their issues.A statement by the Health Ministry quoited the Minister as saying, having discussions and not protesting, is the best was to resolve any issue. read more

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Toss Across Uganda takes to field Sept 22

A team of Brock students are throwing their energy into improving the lives of children in Uganda.Five students are organizing Toss Across Uganda, a fundraiser for the Right to Play organization, in which participants will spend an afternoon throwing a ball 500 kilometres during a marathon game of catch. That’s roughly the distance across the African country of Uganda.The organizers, students Aaron Murray, Melissa Austin, Anne-Marie Hay, Sam Brandow and Kurt Singer, hope to raise $2,000 by the time they take to George Taylor Field at Community Park on Saturday, Sept. 22.They’re encouraging others to participate in the event and request a minimum of $25 in pledges from each participant.The Toss Across Uganda runs from noon until 4 p.m. or whenever participants have covered 500 kilometres.To donate, visit Toss Across Uganda. For more information or to participate, email tossacrossuganda@hotmail.com. read more

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