Written by Staff Writer
11 May, 2014 | 9:26 am
The nurses’ strike which lasted for thirteen days at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital has been called off. The Government Nurses’ Association says that accordingly, all their employees will report to work from Sunday.
Saman Rathnapriya noted that the decision was arrived at after considering the situation of the patients in this regard.
He further said a special register has been allocated for nurses employed in Ratnapura , Kalutara general hospitals and the Tambuttegama Karawanalla basic hospitals to mark attendance.
However, he added if the decision to maintain a separate register for midwives is not removed the nurses’ association will launch another trade union action.
Meanwhile, the President of the Midwives Association, Devika Kodithuwakku said that all midwives will only report work to either the director of the hospital or a chief medical officer.
When News1st contacted Deputy Minister of Health, Lalith Dissanayaka on the matter, he said that complaint could be made on any issues between the midwives and nurses and that solutions could be provided to all matters following discussions.
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