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17 sept. 2019 | 14h32 UTC

Sri Lanka: Doctors to hold 24-hour nationwide strike September 18-19

Sri Lanka Alerte de sécurité

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) confirms that state doctors will hold a nationwide strike September 18-19; disruptions to health care services expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 17/9/2019, 12h00 until 19/9/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Colombo). COUNTRY/REGION Sri Lanka


The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) confirmed on Tuesday, September 17, that doctors in the public sector will hold a 24-hour nationwide strike beginning on Wednesday, September 18. Union leaders said that members at all state hospitals will participate in the industrial action, starting at 08:00 (local time). However, critical and emergency services will not be impacted by the work stoppage. Disruptions to regular healthcare services, including longer wait times and canceled appointments, are possible during the strike.


Individuals in Sri Lanka are advised to confirm doctor's appointments, to anticipate longer waiting times in medical facilities for the duration of the strike, and to avoid any potential related protests.


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