Public health inspectors have threatened to withdraw from COVID-19 related work.
In a media statement, the Public Health Inspectors’ (PHI) union said that PHI’s have been engaging in COVID-19 related work without seeking any additional benifits.
The trade union said that the work the PHI’s do in the fight against the coronavirus has placed, not just their lives but also the lives of their families at risk.
The union expressed disappointment over the failure of the health authorities to recognise the efforts of public health inspectors.
The union raised concerns over lack of basic facilities for public health inspectors engaged in COVID-19 related work.
The union said that if the concerns are not addressed they will withdraw from COVID-19 related work from 4 April. (Colombo Gazette)