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* State doctors in Sri Lanka threaten to strike from Tuesday
Sat, Apr 19, 2014, 09:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's powerful trade union of doctors, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has threatened to commence an island wide strike from Tuesday (April 22).

The GMOA has said the doctors would launch the strike action if the government fails to implement the doctors' service minute before Tuesday.

GMOA Committee member Dr. Navin de Soysa has told the media that the Health Ministry had informed the Association that the Public Service Commission (PSC) had only approved the service minute of the doctors without the consultants' transfer scheme and the PSC had therefore not completed its work.

According to the GMOA, the delay in implementing the service minute had caused many problems to patients in rural areas since consultants were unable to serve the people as their transfer scheme had been deleted from the service minute.

Both the PSC and the Health Ministry are passing the buck towards each other delaying the service minute, according to the union.

The GMOA has said that it had no alternative but to launch a trade union action on the 22nd.

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