Video :Update : Clinic services disrupted due to Midwifery issue
The Government Midwifery Services Association stated that the clinic services have been disrupted as Midwifery Officials kept away from field work.
They have resorted to trade union actions with effect from today in protest of providing midwifery training to the government nursing staff.
However Midwifery Trained Nursing Officers Association Secretary H.M. Amara Kumari Rathnayake told our news team that the clinics are functioning as usual.
Update : Thursday, 30 January 2014 - 1:07 -------------------------------------------- Family planning employees released from field duties.
Government Family Health Services Union chairperson Devikaa Kodituwakku told our news team that this decision had been taken because of the failure of the discussion held with the Health Ministry Secretary with regard to providing midwifery training to the whole nursing staff.
Chairperson Devikaa Kodituwakku said that Health Ministry Secretary had taken steps for providing midwifery training to all nursing staff as well as to set apart relevant financial allocation for the same.
Our news team inquired about this from Health Ministry Secretary D. Nihal Jayatilleke as well.
The Health Ministry Secretary said that providing midwifery training to nursing staff was something that had been going on from some time ago.
Speaking further on this occasion the Health Secretary said that in Government hospitals about 1100 child deliveries take place per day.
Health Ministry Secretary Dr. Nihal Jayatilleke said further that in view of this Family Health Service Staff should work with greater focus than this.