Doctors on strike


Doctors in all hospitals in the island are engaged in a token strike today (25th) say reports.

Doctors say they had to carry out a token strike as authorities have ignored continuous agitations demanding solutions for various anomalies in their salary structure. GMOA sources also say the strike was launched because the government had failed to increase the basic salaries and special allowances of doctors and had not provided a special transport allowance enjoyed by other state sector employees.

However, strike action would not affect emergency services and Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital, Cancer Hospital at Maharagama, Castle Street, Ssirimawo Bandaranayake and De Soysa hospitals for women.


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