The Samagi Jana Balawegaya says the government must take prompt action to resolve appointment issues pertaining to dengue prevention assistants.
Speaking during a media briefing this morning, Parliamentarian Rajitha Senarathne said the President must intervene to seek solutions to the risk dengue prevention assistants face in losing employment as the President made assurances that no individual will suffer injustice under his administration.
MP Senarathne said the government is at its weakest adding members of the government are unaware of the decisions reached by other members.
The Parliamentarian urged the Minister of Health to refrain from creating a media spectacle by making empty promises and to instead provide stringent solutions to address grievances of dengue prevention assistants who receive meagre salaries.
He called for decisions reached by the former Health Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers to be implemented.
On a separate note, MP Senarathne said the Ministry of Health is not functioning under a stringent programme.
The MP said health trade unions did not engage in strikes during the good governance administration.
He said only the Government Medical Officers’ Association carried out unsuccessful trade union action based on political motives adding however all other health sector trade unions including specialist doctors supported him.
MP Senarathne said this was a result of him meeting with trade unions once every three months and discussing their concerns with the participation of health officials.
The MP however said all health sector employees including nurses, Public Health Inspectors and laboratory technicians except doctors have taken to the streets since the present administration came into power.