Trade unions part of the health sector say a decision was reached to launch an indefinite strike as health authorities have repeatedly failed to provide favourable solutions to their demands.
Speaking to NewsRadio, President of the Association of Health Professionals Ravi Kumudesh said the relevant dates of the strike will be announced in future.
Kumudesh noted health professionals have staged several token strikes thus far, to hold talks with the government.
He added however the government has failed to pay attention to their concerns.
He said therefore health professionals are unable to attempt to resolve issues through discussions and the Executive committee reached a decision to launch an indefinite strike.
Kumudesh said the Ministry of Health and the government will be made aware of their concerns and the manner in which salary anomalies can be resolved prior to launching the strike.
He stressed trade union action will be intensified in future.
On a separate note Ravi Kumudesh said Sri Lanka must direct attention towards the new coronavirus variant with 46 mutations, detected in 12 patients in France.
He said based on what experts have said it appears to have emerged prior to the spread of the Omicron variant.
He noted based on tests conducted thus far, scientists believe it may spread faster than the Omicron variant.
Kumudesh said it is clear that the coronavirus will continue to mutate and remain a risk to the people as new variants.
He stressed therefore attention must be directed towards the manner in which new variants can enter the country and put people at risk.
He added the policies of the Health Ministry have put the ability to protect the island nation at risk.