Jun 23, 2017

Enraged public will respond appropriately – Rajitha Featured

The strike action since yesterday (21) by doctors against the attack on protesting university students who stormed the health ministry on the previous day is politically-motivated, alleges health minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, and says the government will take action not resorted to until now against the strikers.

Addressing the media at the Government Information Department at Narahenpita, he said they could not be described as doctors for striking at a time when an outbreak of dengue has engulfed the country.

Enraged public will respond to them appropriately, he said.

Senaratne said doctors should take responsibility if they have any issue with regard to dengue eradication measures.

Indefinite strike

Shamelessly repressing public opinion…

Meanwhile, the GMOA has decided to strike indefinitely until SAITM is peoplized, according to a decision taken by its central committee, said its secretary Dr. Navin de Soyza.

Authorities should accept responsibility for the impact on patients due to the strike, he said.

Emergency services to continue

According to him, emergency services as well as maternity and childcare, cancer and kidney patient treatment services will be unaffected by the strike.

He warned that if the health minister continued to behave in a conceited manner, the strike would be expanded to cover all sectors.