Strike actions carried out by health workers never collapsed governments, nor oppressed politicians in the absence of medicines, but the general public is subjugated to full oppression amidst such actions, said Chairman of the Government Medical Officers’ Forum (GMOF) Dr. Rukshan Bellana, denouncing the recent strike action carried out by the health professionals before media today (07).
“This has turned into fashion. We saw some time back that trade union leaders of the Health Sector were of the ambition to go to Parliament, or to being granted political appointments. They believe that they will be able to collect titles by backing a certain political stream, making that political party and its followers happy and destabilising the country by their trade union leadership,” he said.
Dr. Bellana added that politicians of both the Ruling Party and the Opposition, therefore, should be thinking about this matter properly and deciding whether they should stand with the trade unions or the general public.