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Monday, July 23 , 2012 - 5.18 GMT
Health Ministry recruits 326 Tamil speaking trainee nurses


The Health Ministry has recruited 326 Tamil speaking young men and women and 20 Sinhala speaking women from the two provinces to be trained as nurses.

They would be trained in the Batticaloa, Vavuniya and Jaffna Nursing Training Schools while the 20 Sinhala speaking women would be trained in the Anuradhapura Training School, the Health Ministry said.

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena speaking at the handing over of the appointment letters to the 346 recruits, said that the health sector was badly in need of kind nurses to treat patients. Some nurses were harsh to patients and such attitude would aggravate the health conditions of patients, he said.

Minister Sirisena pointed out that many nursing vacancies in the North and East hospitals had not been filled. Nurses appointed to the North and East hospitals from other provinces were unable to communicate with Tamil patients, he said.

The Minister added that most men and women living in the North and East were not interested in serving their provinces. They wanted to serve either in Colombo or Kandy. Even the Tamil speaking employees were not interested in serving the North and East, he said.




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