The Out Patient Department (OPD) and several clinics of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) has been severely affected by the token strike launched by the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA), NHSL Deputy Director Dr. Cyril De Silva said today.
Dr. Silva told the Daily Mirror that emergency treatment units were functioning as usual despite the strike.
Meanwhile, GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said they commenced the token strike at 8.00 am today and that an emergency Executive Committee meeting was held at 12 noon at the GMOA Head Office to decide on further action.
“Currently, the token strike has been launched island wide. However, the emergency units, dengue control units, hospitals in disaster affected areas, maternity and children hospitals will function as usual,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)