Dr. G.G. Chamal Sanjeeva, president of the Physicians’ Union Alliance for Medicine and Civil Rights, has been interdicted as a result of media reports based on a press statement issued by the organisation, the union stated in a statement.
Whether as the president of a government-registered trade union movement, subject to the provisions of the Constitution protecting freedom of speech and assembly, subject to the rights under the right to trade union chapter in the Institutions Code, and subject to the Industrial Disputes Amendment Act No. 56 of 1999, or beyond that, as a doctor, people’s lives are at stake. The trade union movement points out that he has worked to protect himself.
The Coalition of Physicians’ Unions for Medicine and Civil Rights, which strongly condemns the suspension, calls on the health authorities to halt the decision pending a hearing and adjudication by a fully qualified board of inquiry.