The Minister of Health has stated that he is ready to publish information regarding the salaries and other allowances including overtime of health care professionals such as nurses, paramedics in a press release. President of the Sri Lanka Public Health Inspectors Association Upul Rohana responded to this at a media briefing in Colombo.
He says it is unethical to issue such statements regarding the salaries of public health inspectors and health workers who work day and night without pay, despite all the hardships during the covid epidemic.
He also says that before announcing the overtime of public health inspectors, the Minister of Health should find out whether they are receiving their overtime allowances properly.
However, Upul Rohana states that his union is ready to publish the salary reports of the Directors General and Additional Secretaries of the Ministry of Health if the salaries and other allowances of health workers are to be made public. He also says that the public will know that the overtime that public health inspectors get in a month is equal to the amount that senior officials in the Ministry of Health get in one day.