The indefinite strike action launched by the Academy of Health Professionals based on several demands enters the third day today.
President of the Joint Council for Professions of Supplementary Medicine Ravi Kumudesh speaking to NewsRadio said lengthy discussions were held yesterday with the Minister of Health, but to no avail.
Kumudesh said the Minister was unable to respond to their main demands adding that while he attempted to positively solve their concerns, they noticed that he does not have the ability or power to provide permanent solutions.
He said Minister Rambukwella claimed that a Cabinet Paper has to be tabled and further discussions must be held prior to reaching a decision.
However, Kumudesh noted that without a permanent stance, they are unable to suspend the strike action.
He claimed unions require a response as to how solutions will be enforced, adding that if they are provided a favourable response today, the strike will be called off today.
However he also claimed that the Minister requires the support and consent of the President to enforce decisions and called for him to intervene and solve this issue.
Kumudesh stated that failure to do so will result in the continuation of the strike action.
The public was severely inconvenienced as a result of the strike action launched island wide.