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* Sri Lanka Marxist party demands the government to resolve the health crisis
Tue, May 6, 2014, 10:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said the issues in the health sector have escalated into crises due to the sluggishness of the government and demanded the government to take immediate measures to solve the crisis.

The party in a statement to the press said a serious crisis situation has developed within the health sector due to certain issues relevant to the health service and the trade union action resulted from these issues has unavoidably brought suffering to a large number of patients as they were made to suffer due to the idiotic decisions of the authorities.

"What should be stressed here is that the sluggishness of the government and the idiotic decisions by the administration has escalated the issue into a crisis," the JVP said.

The nurses' trade unions in Sri Lanka launched an island wide strike last Thursday demanding the government to provide midwifery training to nurses. However, the country's state sector doctors and the midwives vehemently oppose training nurses to carry out midwifery duties.

The JVP however, blamed the government for its inaction and its failure to take the responsibility to resolve the crisis and allowing patients to suffer severely.

"The government has allowed the rivalry between various professionals, not only in the health sector but also in all other state sectors, to develop so that a person may come to believe that it is the administrative process of the government," the JVP said.

The party condemned the government's policy and demanded the government to take immediate measures to solve the crisis.

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