Tuesday, 06 May 2014 - 19:32
Saman Rathnapriya ousted from Kurunegala Hospital
Despite the failure to find a solution to the midwifery training dispute, all nurses unions called off from the strike this afternoon.
All nurses’ trade unions stated that they ended trade union action and called off the strike on human grounds as patients were severely affected.
Our correspondents as well as spokespersons of several hospitals told our news team that functions of many hospitals returned to normal by this afternoon.
However, functions of the Kurunegala hospital was not carried out properly today. Nurses protested against handing over the attendance register of Midwives under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the hospital. Earlier the register was kept under the supervision of the matron of the hospital.
Nevertheless, Government Nursing Officers Association President Saman Rathnapriya arrived in Kurunegala Teaching hospital for a discussion this afternoon. The trade unions had informed the hospital director of the arrival of Rathnapriya.
However, hospital director summoned the police to the hospital and Rathnapriya was removed from the hospital premises.
Meanwhile, the strike launched this morning by Para-medics of the North, the East and the North Central Provinces against delaying promotions and reduction of the duration of the Allied Health Science degree is in progress.