Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Another Medical Intensive Care Unit Has Been Shut Down Due To Transfer Of Doctors

The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) of Kurunagala Teaching Hospital(In North Western Province) has been shut down since 05th of October due to the sudden transfers of all Medical Officers who had  worked there without getting any replacements hospital sources have revealed.all six medical officers attached to the MICU were transferred on 05th of October to other hospitals under the annual doctors transfer scheme without any replacements sources said.

Due to this situation the  patients who are needing MICU care have been transferring to Kandy Teaching and Colombo National Hospitals according to hospital authorities.

The MICU's in Karapitiya Teaching and South Colombo Teaching Hospitals have faced similar fate recently as they too got crippled due to transferring majority of medical officers attached to those units without making replacement appointments.

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