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Tuesday, 01 July 2014 - 13:09
Health Ministry investigation on Ragama hospital labour room dispute.
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The Health Ministry has taken measures to conduct an inquiry regarding the incident which occurred yesterday at Ragama Teaching Hospital.

The Director of the Hospital Doctor Mahinda Samaranayake told our news team that 2 Director Generals have already commenced the inquiry.

The Government Midwives Services Association stated that 11 midwives attached to the labour rooms of Ragama Teaching Hospital have been detained since the 26th of the month.

Later, a clash occurred when the junior staff and midwives tried to rescue the detained midwives yesterday.

Several Midwives, 7 Junior staff members as well as 2 nurses who received injuries are currently receiving medical attention.

However, the nurses of the Ragama Teaching Hospital are still engaged in a trade union action.

The Chairman of Government Nursing Officers’ Association Saman Ratnapriya stated that even though they carry out essential services, the trade union action will not be suspended until their safety is ensured.

 
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