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* Sri Lankan President urged to take over the Ministry of Health
Tue, Jul 1, 2014, 10:31 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 01, Colombo: The Chairman of Sri Lanka's Public Service United Nurses' Union Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero urged President Mahinda Rajapaksa to take over the Ministry of Health until the unfortunate situation in the Ministry is resolved.

The trade union leader said this against the Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena in a letter to the President regarding the crisis in state hospitals at Ragama, Peradeniya and Kurunegala where nurses, midwives and doctors are in a collision course.

The clashes due to rank issues have disrupted the health services at the hospitals and inconvenienced the patients.

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

The union charges that the midwives and the hospital directors have acted against the orders of the secretary of the Ministry and taken steps against the law to relieve the nurses from the administration of the special grade nursing officers.

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