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* Staff of Sri Lanka state hospital clash while authorities take no action
Wed, Jul 2, 2014, 12:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Government Nursing Officers' Association (GNOA) said in a communique that the nurses of the Ragama Hospital would continue to boycott work in protest of the authorities who have failed to resolve the problems and guarantee security.

The hospital services have been paralyzed since the nurses are boycotting work although they report to duty.

GNOA secretary Saman Rathnapriya demanded the authorities to remove the biased hospital director and guarantee work place security to the nurses as the nurses and midwives were injured in the brawls in the hospitals between the two groups.

A video showing a mob of uniformed minor staff trying to break open a ward of the hospital yesterday and attack somebody inside spread through social media. A voice of a woman making a telephone call can be heard in the video saying that the nurses of ward No. 14 were under attack and asking for the authorities to come.

The nurses further demanded the authorities to implement the accepted regulations regarding attendance of the midwives employed in the hospitals.

Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena is heavily criticized for inaction amidst the crisis in the hospitals.

Meanwhile, the president of the Public Services United Nurses Association Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero requested all nursing staff to report for work ending the strike.

The Thero held discussions with President Mahinda Rajapaksa about the ongoing dispute between the nurses and the midwives yesterday. Another discussion will be held with Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B Jayasundara soon.

The Thero told the state-run radio that he will request the Health Ministry to provide security for all nursing officers who report for the service.

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