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Healthcare services in hospitals countrywide came to standstill today because of the 24-hour strike launched by the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe.

GMOA Secretary Naveen de Zoysa told a media briefing that all state medical officers including ayurvedic doctors, dental and veterinary surgeons stopped work from 8.00 a.m. today to 8.00 a.m. tomorrow.

“Doctors would not engage in private practice till next morning. Members of other trade unions held demonstrations and protest marches in several parts of the country,” he said and added that if the government continues to remain silent even after this strike, the GMOA would in future, harness all trade unions, and launch a massive strike which would affect all service sectors in the country. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • ceylon Friday, 07 April 2017 07:46 PM

    those days doctors saved lives.these days (some) doctors killing lives. via DM Android App

    deepika Friday, 07 April 2017 08:01 PM

    Those so called doctors have forgotten the oath they took...via DM Android App

    Justica USA ... Friday, 07 April 2017 08:02 PM

    Why wasn't the govt ready for this what measures did the govt take to stop the public from being inconvenienced..via DM Android App

    pras Friday, 07 April 2017 08:16 PM

    Shows a weak govt. these people of free education now crippling country. via DM Android App

    Sanjeewa Wickramage Friday, 07 April 2017 09:29 PM

    The doctors of this country who used free education at the expenses to become doctors are now trying to take patients and citizens of this country in to ransom to win their unfair demand. Ask every citizen every organization and every neighborhood in this country to sideline doctors from the society.

    WISE DONKEY Friday, 07 April 2017 09:51 PM

    Heartless doctors, where is the oath they took to save lives? They are responsible for all the deaths in the country during their arrogant strike.

    Navodaya Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:06 AM

    Are the doctors mentally ill to continue the strike.May be to encourage the Private Hospital for more business.

    The Undertaker Saturday, 08 April 2017 06:21 PM

    Hurrah! how wonderful. 100% success on account of the poor masses held ransom. You people will rot in hell and even rot before your death.


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