The island wide strike staged by the employees of 5 professions under paramedic’s services has disrupted hospital services.
The strike which commenced at 8 this morning has disrupted the laboratory, X-ray, Scan and drug dispensing, physiotherapy and other services.
The strike was based on 6 demands including promotions and involves 5000 paramedics of government and provincial hospitals.
When inquired several hospitals including Colombo National Hospital, Kalubowila Teaching Hospital, Kandy General Hospital stated that all services conducted by the paramedics have been halted due to the strike.
A meeting held between the Paramedical Joint Union Federation and Health Ministry Secretary Sudharma Karunaratne this morning regarding the demands.
However, General Secretary of the Federation Saman Jayasekara stated that the meeting was a failure.Related story published below :http://www.hirunews.lk/90364/paramedics-in-island-wide-strike-today-video