Friday, November 1, 2013

Patients Have Faced Severe Difficulties Due To The Strike Of PSM/ Paramedics And Nurses

A large number of patients throughout the island has faced severe difficulties to undergo path lab tests like blood/urine/stool tests,C T Scan/MRI/EEG/ECG tests,Physiotherapy treatment and getting  drugs from government hospitals  today (01)due to the island wide one day token strike launched by Professions Supplementary To Medicine(PSM's),Para Medical Officers and Nurses attach to all government Hospitals.a large number of patients who  went  government hospitals today expecting to undergo   path lab tests,and getting drugs were  went home empty handed  due to the strike hospital sources have said.

While the main hospitals in the country have sent their urgent patients who need to undergo blood/radiography tests  and getting drugs to  private hospitals, small hospitals  prescribed their patients to get drugs and undergo tests from the private sector with their own expenses according to the hospital authorities.

However as the  main nurses union Public Services Nurses Union has not participated the strike a majority of nurses have seen reported to work in hospitals.

Health Workers belongs to Sixteen categories  have participated  this strike launched by demanding solutions for six of their service demands according to Joint Council On PSM'S,Para medics and Nurses .the strike is due to be concluded at 7.am tomorrow(02).

FRANCE CRIPPLED BY BIGGEST STRIKE IN YEARS

https://www.bbc.com/news/world- europe-50643323