GMOA to strike at provincial level



Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) says its members plan to launch a series of 24-hour strikes at provincial level from tomorrow (Nov. 02).

This was communicated by GMOA Secretary – Dr. Haritha Aluthge, during a press briefing held today (01).

The strikes will commence at 8 a.m. and will continue until 8 a.m. the following day.

Accordingly, medical officers in all state hospitals in Uva Province will go on a token strike tomorrow, while medical officers in Northern, North Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces are planning to stage token strikes on November 03, 06, and 07, respectively.

On November 08, token strikes are expected at hospitals in Central and Eastern provinces.

Medical officers in Southern and North Central provinces will join the series of token strikes on November 09, followed by medical officers in Western Province on November 10.

However, functions at maternity, cancer, children’s, and nephrology hospitals as well as at tri-forces hospitals will not be affected by this trade union action, the GMOA assured.


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