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Court orders injunction to halt Doctors’ protest in Jaffna

A court injunction has been placed on a strike which was due to take place today at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

Jaffna Court Judge M Ganesarajah had ordered the injunction after reviewing a report submitted by Jaffna Police’s Officer in Charge, Saman Sigera, reported Uthayan.

The injunction was based on the report’s claims that a strike would cause inconvenience to patients and unnecessary losses of life.

The Government Medical Officers Association demanded that the police inquire without further delay into last month’s attack on oncologist Dr Jeyakumar’s home.

The Association also cited alleged corruption and maladministration of the hospital as reason for the protests, and a failure by the team investigating the allegations to release its findings, as well as dissatisfaction regarding the transfer of the Head of the Outpatients Unit.

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