A strike will be launched today against the Health Minister’s arbitrary influence on the list of appointments of post intern’s medical practitioners. The strike, organized by the GMOA, will take place from 8.00 am to 12.00 noon.
The Secretary of the GMOA Dr. Nalinda Herath said that disaster hit areas- Colombo, Gampaha and Kegalle districts, will not be affected by it.
Addressing a media conference held at the Health Ministry today, Health Services director General Dr. Palitha Mahipala refuted the GMOA allegation of arbitrary influence over the appointments.
Meanwhile, convening a media briefing yesterday, the Multi-Skilled Medical Officers’ Union that represents the Government doctors criticized the GMOA strike.