Hospital functions hindered due to a strike by minor staff.-Video
All Island Suwa Seva Association has staged a trade union action involving the junior Health staff of hospitals across the country this morning based on 6 main demands.
The services of several hospitals have been disrupted due to the protest, including Anuradhapura, Kandy, Karapitiya, Kalubowila Teaching hospitals as well as Matara, Puttalam, Nagoda General Hospitals.
According to our correspondents, the Civil Security forces and Army officers have been deployed to manage the services of certain hospitals.
A senior spokesman of Colombo National Hospital stated that the trade union action has not critically interrupted the services of the hospital.
Meanwhile, employees of Colombo Lady Ridgeway Hospital and Maharagama Cancer Hospital are not involved in the trade union action.