Patients most affected as GMOA strike spreads across the country

Patients most affected as GMOA strike spreads across the country

Patients most affected as GMOA strike spreads across the country

Written by Staff Writer

04 Jul, 2016 | 12:39 pm

Patients around the country have been inconvenienced due to the token strike launched by the Government Medical Officers Association.

The token strike was launched by the Government Medical Officers Association or GMOA citing a number of issues including the process that is currently underway to register the Private Medical College in Malabe with the Sri Lanka medical council.

The GMOA noted that the Government Dental Surgeons’ Association and the Government Ayurveda Medical Officers’ Association have also joined the strike.

According to our reporters around the country, long queues can be witnessed in the Out Patient Departments of hospitals, due to the token strike.

Activities at the Colombo National Hospital  too have been were affected due to the token strike launched by the GMOA. According to our correspondent at the location, patients who had come seeking treatment from distant parts of the country have been severely affected.

Services at the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital were severely hampered due to the token strike. Long queues were also witnessed at the Kalutara Base Hospital on Monday morning due to the token strike.

Activities at the Chilaw base hospital were also affected due to the token strike launched by the GMOA. Our correspondent in Hatton reported that queues were seen from around 5 a.m today at the Hatton, Dickoya Base Hospital. He noted that patients were severely inconvenienced due to the strike action..

The token strike also affected activities at the Kandy Base Hospital. Essential services at the hospital were active, however all other departments suffered as a result of the trade union action.

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