Members of the Government Medical Officers Association of the Kandy district are engaged in a token strike today (21) in protest over the recent attack on the Chief Medical Officer of the Menikhinna Hospital by a Pohottuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Member. The GMOA has launched the strike alleging that the Police had failed to take action against the suspect. The strike commenced at 8.00 am today.
The attack had taken place on September 17 at the Central Provincial Health Office. Menikhinna District Medical Officer Iranga Madushan was assaulted by the politico over the transfer of the head nurse. Madushan had lodged a complaint with the Kandy Police following the attack.
However, the spokesman for the Government Medical Officers’ Association said that the strike was being carried out due to the failure of the Provincial Health Office or the law enforcement agencies to take any action against the politician.