Ragama hospital director states legal action will be taken if the Nurses and midwifes issue is not resolved through discussions.
Director of the Ragama hospital Mahinda Samaranayaka stated that a special discussion will be held tomorrow at the Health Ministry.
Reports reaching our news team stated 11 midwives who reported for duty have been held inside the labor room of Ragama Teaching Hospital for the past 3 days.
Nursing officers have informed the midwives that they would not be allowed to go free until they agree to sign in the attendance register that comes under the nurses’ supervision.
Update : Sunday, 29 June 2014 - 7:32
Biting inside a delivery room at Ragama Teaching hospital; Nurses and Midwives both blamed
The issue between Nurses and Family Health officers is turning out to be a grave issue.
The Government Family Health Services Officers Association alleged that a nurse had strangled a family health officer and had bit her.
However, the Nurses Association denies it and says that one of their nurses hand was bitten.
The Nurses Association also alleges that the Government Family Health Services Officers Association was trying to obtain publicity by stating that they were being held forcefully.
Also there are concerns on hygiene of the newly born babies as Family Health Services are fulfilling their basic needs such as food in the theatres.
Chairperson of the Government Family Health Services Officers Association Devikaa Kodithuwakku stated that their members in Peradeniya were also faced with difficulties.