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Nurses demand investigation into killing of fellow nurse in Veala’nai

[TamilNet, Monday, 12 July 2010, 15:04 GMT]
More than a hundred family consultant nurses employed in Jaffna peninsula participating in the funeral procession of fellow nurse alleged killed by a Sinhala doctor in Veal’ani government hospital in the islets of Jaffna Saturday staged a protest demonstration at Kaithadi junction Monday for an hour demanding immediate inquiry into the killing of Tharsika, a native of Charava'ani, who was found hung with a rope inside the hospital. The Judicial Medical Officer’s report rules out suicide in the above case and the family consultant nurses have decided to abstain from duties from 7:00 a.m. Tuesday until their demand is met.

Family Consultant Nurses demand investigation


Meanwhile, the Sinhala doctor alleged of killing Tharsika, initially transferred to Changkaanai hospital to save him from being attacked by enraged Veala’nai people, was again transferred to Manthikai government hospital in Point Pedro.

But he had to be taken to a secret place in Jaffna city as the nurses in Manthikai hospital were demonstrating against his posting.

Top government persons actively trying to protect the Sinhala doctor are trying to get him transferred to Colombo, informed medical sources said.

The nurses had first paid their respects to the remains of Tharsika Monday at her residence in Kaithadi and later demonstrated at Kaithadi junction for an hour shouting slogans.

Family Consultant Nurses demand investigation


‘Arrest the suspect! Conduct immediate inquiry into the killing of Tharsika! Pay compensation to Tharsika’s family! Ensure security of Family Consultant Nurses!’ were some of the demands raised in the demonstration.

The nurses who had worked wearing black bands until noon Monday took off duty to pay their last respects to Tharsika’s remains in Kaithadi.

The nurses said that they will abstain from duties from 7:00 a.m. Tuesday until their demands are met.

Family Consultant Nurses demand investigation


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