Thursday, August 28, 2014

PSM'S Have Withdrawn Essential Services From Government Hospitals

The Professions Supplementary To Medicine(PSM'S) who are in an  island wide continuous strike  at government hospitals since Tuesday were expanded their strike action this morning by withdrawing from emergency services as well according to the government hospital sources.

Due to this action an essential tests,scans ,issuing of drugs,Physio therapy and occupational therapy treatments at government hospitals have been stopped since 9 a.m this morning and lots of inward patients have faced severe difficulties the sources have added.

Although major government hospitals throughout the island have been managed to cover the emergency  services of patients through the private medical sector, the small hospitals in rural areas have been affected severely due to the withdrawing of emergency services by PSM;S as those hospitals  are not having enough resources to send patients to the private sector it has been revealed.

Meanwhile speaking to the media the secretary of the Joint Council Of Professions Supplementary To Medicine Saman Jayasekera has said that at the  meeting held last evening between  Deputy Health Minister Lalith Disanayake and PSM Unions have revealed that he and the health ministry secretary are having different opinions on the issue.