Written by Staff Writer
21 Sep, 2017 | 3:15 pm
Several trade unions including the Government Medical Officers’ Association launched a strike action this morning in protest against SAITM.
The strike action left several patients arriving at hospitals for treatment in severe distress. The day to day activities of the Colombo National Hospital were hampered as a result of the strike action.
A News1st correspondent said patients were severely inconvenienced.
Hospitals in the Polonnaruwa District were severely disrupted by the strike action.
Patients arriving at the Out Patients Department of the Polonnaruwa General Hospital to receive treatment were turned back.
Doctors at the Gampaha District General Hospital were also on strike, causing severe distress among patients in the area.,
Our correspondent said that only the basic treatment and emergency treatment units of the hospital are functional.
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