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Thousands of hapless patients were once again badly affected by the token strike launched by the GMOA.

GMOA Secretary Navin De Soyza said the token strike was launched against the police attack on university students, the government's failure to arrest those responsible for throwing a hand grenade at the Sri Lanka Medical Council and several other demands.

Patients at the OPD, clinics and cardio-thoracic units were among the most affected.

De. De Soyza said all childrens and maternity hospitals such as the Lady Ridgeway Hospital, De Soyza Maternity Hosptal, Castle Street Maternity Hospital, Sirimavo Bandaranaike Children’s hospital in Kandy, National Cancer Institute Maharagama, Thelippalai, Jaffna, and all Emergency Treatment Units and Accidents Services were kept open with a skeleton medical staff. Colombo National Hospital Director Dr. Anil Jasingha said routine surgeries had been postponed yesterday and the OPD, Cardiology Unit and the other clinics were not functioning and admission of patients had been suspended.

Caption - A disabled patient with disappointment written all over his face is seen leaving the OPD after being told about the doctors' strike. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

Pic by Pradeep Dilrukshana

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  • TJ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 10:34 AM

    Now it is quite evident that Sri Lanka can be effectively ruled under emergency laws and authoritarian modus operandi.

    AjithZ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:24 AM

    I can only say, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?

    ananda Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:22 AM

    GMOA is committing a crime against humanity. Government should take action to arrest this bad situation through legislation illegal and as an essential service. Those who oppose can be exposed to the public as murderers. via DM Android App

    Roman Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:32 AM

    where is your backbone???

    ceylon Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:46 AM

    how these doctors became so inhuman . via DM Android App

    rafeekulla Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:39 PM

    What action for doctors error common error is diagnosis,victims must claim compensation.

    ralahamy Tuesday, 23 May 2017 05:31 PM

    GMOA can claim complete success with the suffering of the poor patients, who spend their money for the education of these well heeled doctors.

    samitha Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:33 AM

    Implement Medical service essential . It is high time to Government to take stern action against these culprits.

    Aku Tuesday, 23 May 2017 09:08 AM

    This is crazy... Either the people should stand up and chase them away or the Government should grow a spine and hang them for MURDER!!!!!


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