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* Upgrading midwives to nursing level suggested to resolve current crisis in Sri Lanka health sector
Fri, May 16, 2014, 10:52 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 16, Colombo: A nursing trade union in Sri Lanka suggests upgrading midwives to the level of nurses as a measure to resolve current crisis in the health sector.

The All Ceylon Nurses Union (ACNU) has said that upgrading midwives to the level of nurses will provide a permanent solution to the crisis prevailing between midwives and nurses over midwifery training for nurses.

Head of the ACNU, Gamini Kumarasinghe explained that nurses and midwives are currently categorized into different grades.

However, both nurses and midwives carry out duties in the labour room resulting in clashes between the two professions.

According to Kumarasinghe, midwives are given one and half years of training while nurses get four years.

He further noted that midwives should also be given equal training as nurses and brought to the same level or grade as the nurses. He added that the Health Ministry had only provided temporary solutions to the issue which ultimately put the lives of patients in danger.

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