Galle Mayor closes city MOH office: doctors launch a strike.
Doctors attached to hospitals in the Galle district except base hospitals and teaching hospitals have launched a strike today against the Galle Mayor’s action to close the city office of the Medical Officer of Health.
GMOA Galle District Secretary Dr. Kamal Kodikara stated that all the doctors attached to MOH offices in the district have joined this strike today.
He said functions of hospitals except emergency services have been crippled due to the strike.
However when our news team contacted Galle Mayor Methsiri de Silva said that the office was closed as city MOH officer did not report for duty.
Meanwhile a group of Galle Municipal workers including Mayor Methsiri de Silva engaged in a demonstration in front of the Galle Municipal Council yesterday against an alleged assault on one of its workers.
When our news team contacted Galle Municipal MOH officer Dr. Wenura Singarachchi said that he did not assault a worker as claimed by the Mayor.