Health trade unions have warned that the health service in the country could collapse in future as they are facing numerous difficulties owing to the current crisis.
Unions also state that there is a possibility of a sudden suspension of the health service as no responsible party has come forward to provide a definite practical solution to the existing problems in the health sector.
Health trade unions have cited inadequate staffing for shifts, failure to provide fuel for staff who report for duty using private vehicles and the inability to afford transportation costs as the reasons for the collapse of the health service.
As a solution to these problems, unions have proposed a number of solutions, such as the provision of non-deductible allowances for additional services and the granting of a special leave of absence two or three days a week while doubling the amount of work done on the day of reporting for duty.
In a letter addressed to the Secretary to the Ministry of Health, trade unions have requested an opportunity to discuss the proposals; while requesting that no disciplinary action be taken against officers who fail to report for duty if the proposals are not implemented.