Nearly 700 members of the Society of Government Pharmacists yesterday (November 6) went on a sick leave campaign at the Central Province.
More than 20 hospitals including the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital, Kandy and Gampola Teaching Hospitals were badly affected by this campaign.
Action by the Society of Government Pharmacists also caused chaos at the District Hospitals in the Central Province.
Society of Government Pharmacists General Secretary Harendra Kuruppu yesterday told The Island that their sick note campaign is based to rectify salary anomalies of 06/2006 circular.
`What we request is that students must be given a monthly allowance of rupees 9,000 and other members must be given their due promotions,` he said. According to him, for nearly a decade or so the members have neither got an A Grade nor Special Grade promotion.
He says that they have an islandwide membership of nearly 3100 who will take to streets if their problems are not looked into by the Health Ministry before November 16.