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Doctor braves all odds in Polonnaruwa

As the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) led trade union action brought all hospitals in the Polonnaruwa District General Hospital to a standstill, one doctor has braved all attacks to keep the Pulathisigama Hospital open.

Dr S.M. Suriyabandara, Daily News learns has continued to treat hundreds of patients flooding into the hospital since the attack. He is the only doctor out of four to be working despite the strike. Daily News also learns that the doctor has never participated in any of the strikes launched by the GMOA.When questioned as to why he refused to conform, Dr Suriyabandara said “It was a sin for a doctor to go on strike”.