Mannar hospital suffers from nurse shortage

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 October 2005, 12:23 GMT]
112 positions out of 147 positions for full time staffing positions for nurses still remain vacant at the Mannar government district hospital, and the hospital is currently functioning with only 35 nurses, hospital officials said. Providing effective medical service to patients warded in the hospital has become extremely difficult, said Mr.Selvam Adaikalanathan, Wanni district parliamentarian said in a letter the Director General of health Services of the Ministry of Health.

Mr.Adaikalanathan has requested the authorities to post the 12 nursing trainees, residents of Mannar and who have completed their training and waiting for their results to Mannar hospital temporarily to ease the shortage.

He has sent copies of this letter to the North East Provincial Governor and other relevant authorities for immediate attention.

 

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