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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 6.05 GMT

Service in North mandatory for nurses


The Health Ministry has made it compulsory for the nurses to serve in Northern Province as the hospitals in the region are experiencing a shortage of nurses.

According to the Health Ministry, all the nurses, who completed five years of service outside the Northern Province, are required to serve in the Northern Province as part of their service.

There is a shortage of nurses in the whole country and the government is planning to recruit 25,000 more nurses to the health sector. Sri Lanka has a workforce of 24,000 nurses island wide but needs a cadre of 48,000.





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