Statement from OMA President Nadia Alam on OMA
September 28, 2018 Statement
Statement from OMA President Nadia Alam on OMA
September 28, 2018 Statement
September 28, 2018

This afternoon, the OMA reached out to members regarding an open letter sent by a former board director. In the letter, the physician described a desire to form a parallel association to negotiate with the government on behalf of some doctors. The letter made many assertions that are troubling.

The physician claimed that negotiations had failed; this is incorrect. Negotiation counsel on both sides are still actively talking. We are working with the mediator to reach a negotiated settlement. At the same time, the OMA stands ready to resume arbitration starting October 22nd should the need arise.

I would also like to add that through our discussions with government, there has been no indication that they support the profession splitting. In fact, we continue to work together on negotiation and health system reform.

The OMA is fully committed to achieving a fair deal for all its members. This is a critical first step in moving forward to improving the quality of healthcare for all Ontarians.

Dr. Nadia Alam, President of the Ontario Medical Association