Medical services in island-wide hospitals come to standstill

Medical services in more than 900 hospitals island-wide, except children’s and maternity hospitals have ground to a halt today due to the token strike launched by doctors against certain budgetary decisions.

Treasurer of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) Dr. Nalinda Herath said strike was not carried out at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, de Soysa Maternity Hospital, and Castle Street Hospital for Women, National Cancer Institute, Maharagama and Sirimavo Bandaranayake Specialist Children’s Hospital in Peradeniya.

According to the GMOA, more than 15,000 government doctors are currently involved in the strike.

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