Medical officials in the South on token strike

COLOMBO (News 1st); Nurses and paramedics in the Southern Province are engaged in a token strike on Wednesday (05).

Co-convener of the Federation of Health Professionals, Saman Ratnapriya said the 24-hour token strike will be carried out from 7:00 a.m.

The token strike was launched citing several issues, including the issue of over 13,000 nurses being denied promotions due to the failure of the respective authorities to remove the anomalies with regard to promotions in the health sector.

The medical staff at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, Matara and Hambantota General Hospitals, institutions that come under the purview of the line ministries, nine Base Hospitals in the Southern Province, all Regional Hospitals and 47 MOH offices have joined the token strike.

Ratnapriya said the essential and emergency services will continue uninterrupted despite the token strike.

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