Nurses, doctors, midwives clash in Sri Lanka over midwifery training

Man (more accurately woman) is the only animal that needs specially trained midwife to deliver the baby. No other animal visits hospital for this.

Sri Lanka's Family Health Services Union has decided to strike work since tomorrow, said the Chairman of the union Devika Kodithuwakku.

Accordingly, the midwives will keep away from deliveries in the maternity hospitals and also the work related to maternity clinics island wide.

The midwives protest the nurses given the midwifery training as part of their basic training. They demand the midwifery training given only to them.

Meanwhile, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) which represents the doctors has decided not to give midwifery training to the nurses.

As a protest to the development, the Government Nursing Officers' Association (GNOA) has planned a one day token strike for tomorrow, April 3 in the hospitals island wide.



  1. I see this as professional terrorism.


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