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The cardiac surgeons and cardiac anesthesiologists at national hospitals have claimed that they have decided to curtail several operations from Monday (20) due to the shortage of drugs and consumables and the fuel crisis.

A letter in this regard was issued recently and mentioned that the crisis has continued to escalate.

Most petrol and diesel service stations are refusing to give priority to doctors and healthcare staff due to public anger. Therefore, they restricted cardio-thoracic operations.

They also claimed that they used to spend 6–10 hours in fuel queues, even in filling stations specifically allocated for essential services  So we will be operating in only two theatres.

Each surgeon will do only one operating theatre list per week while allocating a limited number of junior medical officers, nurses, technical staff, and junior staff.

However, we would be able to perform only the most critical and urgent cases, the letter said.  (Chaturanga Samarwickrama)


  Comments - 15

  • Spartacus Saturday, 18 June 2022 02:35 PM

    Yes but remember, you all got free education to become Doctors and every five years entitled for duty free vehicle. Further the freedom to do unlimited private practice. You cannot ask for too much when others are suffering more than you.

    nuwan Saturday, 18 June 2022 02:55 PM

    Shameless spineless spoilt. Educated free on our tax money and now in a crisis can’t spend 6 hours in a queue……

    Ram Saturday, 18 June 2022 02:56 PM

    For the faults of the politicians we patients pay the price.

    Vadivelu Yogaratnam Saturday, 18 June 2022 04:27 PM

    Tell the Arragon president to get what the hospital needs, his responsibility that is why he was elected otherwise to get lost for sake of the country.

    Bushel Saturday, 18 June 2022 06:01 PM

    He will tell the military can do the job with the ammunition they have.

    Ravi Senanayake Saturday, 18 June 2022 04:44 PM

    And the minister says it's not that bad? No wonder people have stopped trusting politicians. Either they are deceitful or downright stupid.

    Sad sad Saturday, 18 June 2022 09:26 PM

    Very good news for Rajapakshas an their loyalists. What a country where we're living in. In 2009 they are in top of the world and now they under the bunkers.Nothing is permanent intensive world and Rajapakshas have no value for humans.

    Thilan Perera Saturday, 18 June 2022 09:57 PM

    President doesnt care what happens and he wants to hold on. Thats wasthu thanhawa. Get lost Ptrsident you messed up so go away as hangin on doesnt solve the issues the people are suffering. .

    Donny Saturday, 18 June 2022 10:39 PM

    Many hooligans who acted against the incumbent government are the ones who refused to allow doctors to get their fuel quota from the Petrol sheds, resulting to determine limiting surgeries. All American Puppets who created Galle Face Aragalaya will devastate the whole nation soon.

    Peter Sunday, 19 June 2022 04:06 AM

    Does a country need a president or a cabinet to take country from bad to worse,it’s true he has right to stay in power and consume privileges but he lied to the nation,so Gota does not have

    Rex Jarkie Sunday, 19 June 2022 04:47 AM

    They done care as they fly Singapore to get thing done They will pay for all this in Grand style let see time will tell enjoy today and pay late

    Aragalaya Sunday, 19 June 2022 05:14 AM

    When a REAL UPRISING start Gotabaya, Ranil you would not know what hit you. So please get out immediately you have tested our patience enough now

    Tom jones Sunday, 19 June 2022 05:51 AM

    Will these Cardiac Surgeons perform these operations in Nawaloka, Asiri, Lanka Hospitals and other private Hospitals. Why does’nt the govt privatise the govt hospitals and allow the poor patients to die. The country is being ruled by Murderers at this moment. All the dollars are now in Uganda, Seychelles and Chinese banks. Only the very rich, smugglers. Drug barons and politicians ca afford to go to private hospitals.

    roobarbie Sunday, 19 June 2022 06:52 AM

    We do not want a clay model of a presidential statue. If you dont know how to meet the public needs and have no ears and eyes, just get lot Gotto and get the hell out of here. Do not waste the space, FO.

    Dr. A.T.M. Jayamanne Sunday, 19 June 2022 07:37 AM

    Good for nothing lying Health Minister Kehiliya Rambukwella told last week that no shortage of drugs and consumables in the hospital, if anything goes wrong and patients die, this rowdy Minister is responsible.


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