Hospital services crippled by strike



Activities across many government hospitals in Sri Lanka have been disrupted as a result of a trade union action launched by the Supplementary Medical Professionals.

The Supplementary Medical Professionals (SMPs) in Sri Lanka will began a nationwide trade union action today, demanding a significant allowance.

The strike, which started at 8:00 am, involves laboratory technicians, pharmacists, and radiologists employed by government hospitals.

Ravi Kumudesh, Chairman of the Joint Council of Professions Supplementary to Medicine, stated that the strike aims to secure a monthly allowance of 35,000 rupees for SMPs.

He acknowledged the potential inconvenience caused to patients and emphasized that essential services, including kidney, cancer, maternity, and children’s hospitals, are operating normally during the strike.

(News 1st)


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