The Government Radiological Technologists Association says many functions of State hospitals will come to a halt due to several trade unions in the health service deciding to stage an indefinite strike from 7am tomorrow.
Speaking to media, Secretary of the Union Dharmakeerthi Epasinghe said many functions including laboratory functions, testing, issuance of medicine and therapeutic tests will be inefficient within the day tomorrow.
Therefore the Union informs public to be aware of tomorrow’s situation when visiting hospitals.
However Epasinghe informs that the strike will not be in effect at children’s hospitals and maternity hospitals.
He explained that supplementary medical service providers who will be participating in the strike will inconvenience the public.
However Epasinghe added that Radiological Technologists who deal closely with terminally ill patients such as those diagnosed with cancer, will not participate in the strike.
He also revealed that X-ray scans, MRI scans, angiograms, CT and PET scans will not be conducted at government hospitals tomorrow, sue to technicians going on strike.
Epasinghe stressed that the Health Minister must be held responsible for tomorrows Union action.