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Reorienting the Health Work Force

For

Future Challenges

Nursing and Para – Medical Services

By

DR.Stanley de Silva

MBBS (Ceylon) MD (Colombo).

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Sri Lanka is experiencing

  • - Changes in Demography
  • (Elderly population is increasing)
  • Changes in Disease Pattern
  • including Natural Disasters.
  • Changes in demands from the public.
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Among Communicable diseases

Dengue Fever

Japananese Encephalitis

Chikungunya

Avian Flu

HIV/ AIDS

Vector borne

diseases

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Among Non- Communicable diseases.

  • Diseases of the Cardio Vascular system.
  • Metabolic Diseases (Diabetes Mellitus).
  • Mental Disorders.
  • Malignancies
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In Nursing and Para-Medical Training Programmes

Policy changes should be directed towards,

-Recruitment

-Training -Manpower, Equipment, Duration, Centers, Changes in curricula, Quality, Quantity etc.

-Deployment

-New Categories -Are they necessary or not?

-Present Categories - Should we redefine their roles and responsibilities (duties) ?

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In training, strike a balance between Quality and Quantity.

Quality - Good trainers

- Good centers with up to date equipment.

- Tutor/ Student Ratio.

- Library facilities.

- Finance allocation.

- English as the medium of instruction.

- Accreditation/ Affiliation.

- Higher Education – Degree Programmes.

Quantity - Right persons to be selected.

- Right numbers.

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International Demands.

  • Nurses
  • Elderly Care givers
  • Nursing – Aids
  • Physiotherapists
  • Radiographers
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Environmental & Sanitary Officers
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Proposals for the future

  • Establishment of a separate HRH unit at the Ministry of health - Recruitment

- Training

- Deployment

  • Training programmes (both basic and in service) should be revisited
  • International demands – should be taken into consideration
  • Private- Public partnerships to be favorably considered.