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* Sri Lankan doctors threaten strike action to demand implementing transfer policy
Tue, Feb 19, 2013, 11:28 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's powerful doctors' trade union, Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said it will resort to strike action if the Health Ministry authorities fail to implement transfers of the doctors properly.

Media Spokesman of GMOA, Dr. Naveen De Zoysa said a doctors' transfer list has been prepared after many hours of work but it is not implemented properly.

If the authorities fail to implement the list by February 25, the union will resort to a strike, he warned.

The GMOA spokesman criticized the Health Ministry for its lethargy to act on time and accused the Director General of the Health Services of carrying out the transfers according to his own agendas and political reasons.

"The transfer list for the year 2013 was posted on the website on 31 December 2012, and until now, no action has been taken to implement the stipulations in the circular," Ceylon Today quoted Dr. De Zoysa as saying.

The spokesman explained that the Director General's actions inconvenience the doctors as well as impacting the public.

Dr. De Zoysa said the GMOA will complain to the Public Services Commission if the authorities fail carry out the transfers soon.



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