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* Sri Lanka Health Ministry appoints a committee to resolve midwifery training dispute
Sat, Feb 1, 2014, 12:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 01, Colombo: The Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka has appointed a medical technical expert committee to resolve the dispute that has arisen between the nurses and the family health officials regarding midwifery training in hospitals.

Nurses in state hospitals demand that they be given midwifery training but the powerful doctors' trade union, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) and the midwives have raised objections to the demand. The Health Ministry has deferred the programme due to objections raised by midwives.

However, a trade union affiliated to Sri Lanka's nursing sector, the All Ceylon Nurses Union (ACNU) has threatened to launch a countrywide strike if female nurses are not provided with training in midwifery.

The Ministry has instructed the committee to submit recommendations within 2 weeks. The Ministry has also informed the relevant trade unions to refrain from trade union action.

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