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GMOA not decided when to call off token strike

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has not decided, when the ongoing token strike launched in the Kalutara district from yesterday noon, ends, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said.

Addressing a press conference held at the GMOA Head Quarters in Colombo yesterday evening, he said that over 50 state health institutions including main hospitals did not function due to the strike and over 1000 doctors were involved in the strike. Only the emergency treatment units functioned.

According to Dr. Aluthge, a well organised gang of thugs were sent to attack the people, doctors and health staffers in the Kalutara General Hospital yesterday.

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Doctors launch token strike (15:22)

The Government Medical Officers’ Association said that the government doctors in Kalutara district have commenced a token strike from 12.00 p.m. this noon.

The strike was launched today alleging that Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne was importing substandard medicine used by pregnant mothers and children, GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr Naveen de Soysa said


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