The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) launched a 24 – hour island-wide strike action which commenced at 8 am today (22).
With the onset of Southwest monsoon, the threat of a dengue pandemic is on the rise again, Director General of Health Promotion Bureau (HBU), Aruna Jayasekara said.
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said that it would resort to an island-wide strike at any time from next Monday (19) over several demands.
The Ministry of Health yesterday (07) advised the general public to refrain from using Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as well as steroids for dengue fever, as the use of such drugs by dengue patients has reportedly worsened their condition.
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has warned of a crisis situation in the health sector as state hospitals across the island undergo a critical shortage in essential pharmaceutical drugs.
A total of 29,123 dengue cases and 58 dengue deaths have been reported across the country as of yesterday (17 July), the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said.
Government doctors in the Kalutara district launched a token strike from 12.00 pm today, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said.
Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne is promising to ban the selling of one cigarette at a time to the consumer.he cabinet.
The Ministry of Health has increased the prices of 60 pharmaceutical drugs which were decreased previously under a price control mechanism.