Feb 01, 2019

Pharmacists on strike!

Pharmacists Island wide have applied for sick leave in protest against the illegal recruitments without a requirement.

According to the President of the Government Pharmacists Association Priyankara Perera, although the strike action is implemented, it would be done without hampering the requirements of the pediatrics, cancer, kidney and emergency requirements of patients.

He further noted that they had received a verbal invitation by the Additional Secretary of the Health Ministry and hoped that the discussion would be fruitful and the issue could be resolved.

They claimed that although the Health Ministry had been notified of this issue previously, they had failed to take action to resolve their issues leaving them no option but to resort to such strike action.