Politico triggers docs’ strike at Nuwara Eliya hospital

By Douglas Nanayakkara, Nuwara Eliya Corr

Doctors of the Nuwara Eliya General Hospital yesterday struck work in protest against a parliamentarian insulting one of the female doctors in the Hospital on Thursday (26) night.

The MP had come to the Nuwara Eliya hospital around 8.00 p.m. to obtain treatment for his son and had allegedly abused the doctor on duty over a slight delay, Director of the hospital Dr. Aruna Jayasekera said.

He said that he held several rounds of talks with the doctors on strike demanding action against the MP who had abused a female doctor.

Asked to name the MP, the hospital director said that a name of a Kandy district MP had been mentioned but refused to reveal it without confirmation.

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