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* Sri Lanka health employees' crisis drags on; Ragama hospital paralyzed due to strike
Tue, Jul 1, 2014, 12:15 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 30, Colombo: The crisis in Sri Lanka's health sector is dragging on without solutions and one of the major hospitals of Sri Lanka was paralyzed today as a result of nurses striking work.

The nurses of Ragama Teaching Hospital launched a strike today and the secretary of the Government Nursing Officers' Association Saman Rathnapriya said the strike would be continued until the problem is solved.

However, Director General of Health Services Dr. Palitha Mahipala has said that treatment services in the Intensive Care Unit and the emergency units in Ragama Teaching Hospital have returned to normalcy. The reason for the strike is an administration issue. The midwives who work in the hospital have rejected to sign in the duty registries maintained by the nurses.

The nurses accuse the Government Medical Officers' Association for creating the crisis. However the doctors' union rejects the charge.

The midwives demand to relieve them from the administration of the special grade nursing officers.

Dr. Mahipala told national radio that they both sides came into an agreement to carry out their duties as usual following a discussion held at the hospital this evening.

He added that measures have been taken to beef up security of all grades of employees at the hospital.

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