Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Doctors Token Strike Today Paralyzed The Government Hospital OPD Clinics And Routine Surgeries/Treatment

The OPD Clinics,Routine Medical Care and Surgeries in Government Hospitals  were paralyzed as the Government Hospitals Doctors were launched an Island Wide 4 hour token strike today(05) from 8 a.m to 12 noon protesting over the assault against Secretary of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) Dr.N.J Nonis .

All the Government Hospital Doctors except the Doctors attached to Lady Ridgway Children's Hospital,Castle Street Maternity Hospital,De Soyza Maternity Hospital and Cancer Hospital ,Maharagama were stay out at work during the strike and only attended the Emergency Services the Government Medical Officers Association has announced.

GMOA Executive Committee To Meet Again Tomorrow(06) To Decide Future Course Of Action Against The Assaulting Dr.Nonis

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) is to summon a special Executive Committee meeting at 12 noon tomorrow(06) to decide their future course of action against the assaulting of one of the senior members of Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) it's registrar Dr.N.J Nonis .

The Assistant Secretary of the GMOA Dr.Upul Gunesekera has said today that the Executive Committee which met today has decided to launch an island wide strike without a prior notice if any of it's members are subjected to harassment or assault like this."We concerned this assault against Dr.Nonis as an assault against the standard  Medical Care in the country and an assault against us as well " he stressed.

Addressing a Press Briefing at the GMOA Headquarters in Colombo this noon Dr.Gunesekera has said that the Government Specialist Doctors Union ,The Government Dental Surgeons Association and the University Lecturers extended their support towards the GMOA in todays trade union action in Government Hospitals as well as in future course of action taken against the assaulting of Dr.Nonis.

As the suspect who assaulted Dr.Nonis yesterday was arrested by the Police today ,Dr.Gunesekera stressed that GMOA expecting  that the suspect will be produced before the court soon and punished according to the law  .

Meanwhile the assaulted Dr.Nonis who is a Specialist as well was admitted to the Neuro Intensive Care Unit of the Colombo National Hospital this morning for an investigations but he got discharged and reported to work at the Sri Lanka Medical Council as the Council summoned a special meeting  today.



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