The Government Nursing Officers Association has threatened that 50 percent of employees will withdraw from services from Monday if a steady supply of fuel is not ensured.
Chairman Saman Ratnapriya speaking at a media briefing today said despite claims of providing fuel to health workers, the programme has not been enforced diligently.
He said fuel was provided to health workers over two Fridays and the programme was suspended citing concerns that clashes will break out.
Ratnapriya said 25 percent of health workers have not been reporting to work owing to the fuel crisis, adding that private and Sri Lanka Transport Board operated buses are scarce.
He noted that hospitalisations however continue to increase.
Ratnapriya said if officials fail to provide fuel today, by Monday 50 percent of health workers will not be reporting to work which will lead to health services coming to a standstill.