Heart surgery at three key hospitals at a standstill

Heart surgery at three key hospitals at a standstill

Written by Staff Writer

26 Feb, 2014 | 11:30 am

Bypass and open heart surgeries at the Colombo National Hospital, Karapitiya Teaching Hospital and Kandy General Hospital have come to a standstill owing to a strike action launched by the Government Perfusionists Association.

Secretary of the Association,  V.S.T. Dharmaratne said that the strike action commenced based on three demands.

Director of the Colombo National Hospital Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that open heart surgeries and bypass operations will not be conducted owing to the strike.

Dr. Jasinghe added that patients on the waiting list for such operations will be assigned alternate dates.

 

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