Pay salary arrears of Polonnaruwa district MLTs pronto - Health Minister | Daily News

Pay salary arrears of Polonnaruwa district MLTs pronto - Health Minister

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has ordered Acting Director General of Health Services Dr. J. M. W. Jayasundara Banadara to pay all due salaries immediately to Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) attached to Polonnaruwa district, Health Ministry spokesman said.

According to the spokesman, Minister Senaratne had given this order after getting to know that the salaries had not been paid to them for a period of 13 months (over one year) and due to this situation, all initial medical tests done in order to diagnose Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin (CKDU) have stopped.

Minister Senaratne became aware of this situation through media reports. The Minister has also ordered Dr. Bandara to conduct all relevant medical tests without any interruption to diagnose CKDU, he said.

According to some recent media ports, all medical tests done to diagnose CKDU stopped because salaries had not been paid for the MLTs who conduct those diagnostic tests for 13 months, he added.


 

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