Monday, 03 March 2014 - 12:58
Doctors protest against nurse's midwifery training in 3 hospitals
Several doctors attached to three hospitals staged a protest against providing midwifery training to nursing staff this morning.
GMOA Chairman Dr. Anurudha Padeniya said that doctors attached to Kandy General Hospital, Castle Street Women Hospital and De Soyza Maternity Hospital joined the protest.
The Health Minister recently appointed a Technical Committee to further study the proposal to provide midwifery training to nurses.
The GMOA President said that Government Service Nursing Association President Muruttettuwe Ananda Thera has snubbed the Minister’s Technical Committee and issued a letter asking nurses to start the training.
However Government Service Nursing Association Secretary R.K. Batuwita said that the particular letter has been issued by the Health Services Director General empowering nurses to obtain the training.
Our news team attempted to contact Health Services Director General Dr. Palitha Maheepala or the Ministerial Officer in charge of the Nursing Cadres.
However our attempt was failed as neither Dr. Maheepla nor the Ministerial Officer concerned answered our correspondent.