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* Doctors' union in Sri Lanka postpones strike scheduled for tomorrow
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 07:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's powerful trade union of doctors, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA), which has threatened to commence an island wide strike from Tuesday (April 22), has decided to postpone the trade union action.

The GMOA said today that Public Service Commission (PSC) had approved one of the demands and therefore postponed the strike.

GMOA Committee member Dr. Navin de Soysa told the media that the PSC had approved the Medical Service Minute on Grade promotions of medical officers and the Service Minute was also approved by the Cabinet.

The union said earlier that the PSC had only approved the service minute of the doctors without the consultants' transfer scheme and the PSC had therefore not completed its work. The PSC had said that it needed cabinet approval of transfers of medical officers.

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.

** Related Story :: State doctors in Sri Lanka threaten to strike from Tuesday

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