Continuing Supplementary Medical professionals strike causes “grave deficiencies”

Continuing Supplementary Medical professionals strike causes “grave deficiencies”

Written by Bella Dalima

28 Aug, 2014 | 10:24 pm

Supplementary medical professionals state that they have intensified their trade union action as talks held with officials on Wednesday failed. Our correspondents state that activities at a number of hospitals around the country have come to a standstill as a result of the trade union action.

Over 5000 individuals attached to five professions are engaging in this trade union action.

As a result of the strike action issuing medicines to in-house patients as well as OPD patients have come to a standstill.  Blood and urine tests are no longer taking place while CT scans, MRI scans and X rays are also non operational. Physio therapy is also not being conducted in a number of hospitals.

Patients were inconvenienced on Thursday as well at the National Hospital in Colombo due to the strike action.Patients were forced to obtain medicine from private pharmacies and outlets of the state pharmaceutical corporation.

Activities at the Nagoda Hospital also came to a standstill on Thursday due to the strike action. The strike action was also in effect for a third day at the Hambantota general hospital.

 

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