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* State doctors of Sri Lanka threaten to launch an island wide strike
Mon, Jan 6, 2014, 11:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 06, Colombo: Doctors attached to Sri Lanka's state sector have threatened to commence an island wide strike action demanding the implementation of the Service Minute agreement of government doctors.

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) says the Public Service Commission (PSC) has delayed the implementation of the Service Minute of government doctors and the union will resort to trade union action if the PSC does not implement the Service Minute before the end of January.

General Committee member of the GMOA, Dr. Navin De Soyza told a news conference that one state official at the PSC was delaying the process by continuously requesting for unnecessary amendments to the Minute that has been drafted since 1991.

He explained that the Service Minute on recruitment, training, promotions, transfers of doctors and disciplinary action against them was initiated in 1991.

However, Dr. De Soyza said that the amended draft was shuttled between the Health Ministry, Public Administration and Home Affairs Ministry, Finance Ministry and the PSC over a dozen times during this period.

He added that the GMOA has now decided to take a firm stance and give a deadline to the PSC to implement the Service Minute or face an island wide strike.

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