Nurses of the Kurunagala Teaching Hospital in North Western Province began a One day token strike this morning to protest against the Hospital Administration's decision to stop maternity training given to male nursing students.However Hospital Authorities said that the entire decision was made on the recommendation of the University Grants Commmission.
Due to the Nurse's strike the Out door patients Department clinics,normal sugeries and treatment are paralyzed according to the hospital sources.
Meanwhile blaming the health authorities Nurses Unions stressed that if the Male Nursing Students not suitable for maternity training then Male Docs too not suitable for the above training.
When contacted , the Health Ministry officials said that till University Grants Commission give permission they cannot allowed the male nursing students who are studying health science degree in Peradeniya University to undergo maternity traing in Kurunagala Hospital.
Friday, October 15, 2010