Sri Lanka health sector to recruit 25,000 nurses

Jan 21, Colombo: In a measure to increase the manpower of the country’s health sector, Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry plans to recruit 25,000 more nurses to raise the nursing staff to 50,000.

As part of the recruitment drive 2,500 trainee nurses will receive their appointment letters for their training from the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday at the Temple Trees. Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena will also participate in the occasion.

The trainee nurses who have fulfilled the required qualifications have been selected for an interview for further training, the state-run radio SLBC reported.

Female youth who could perform their duties in the Tamil language will be recruited to fill the vacancies in the Tamil-dominated Northern and Eastern Provinces.

The Ministry has requested the qualified personnel in writing to report to the Temple Trees at 8.00 a.m. tomorrow.

Sri Lanka has a workforce of 24,000 nurses island wide.

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