Health Minister K K Shylaja said here that the government had limitations in dealing with the issues connected to private hospital managements.
The government has already done what it can do, in the initial stage, she said.
While Achuthanandan wanted the government to give directions to hospital managements to hike the wages of nurses as per the Supreme Court guidelines, Chennithala said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan should hold talks with nurses' associations and hospital management representatives to end the stalemate.
Functioning of private hospitals in Kerala is likely to be hit with an estimated 80,000 nurses deciding to go on indefinite strike from July 17.
The strike call was given by United Nurses Association and Indian Nurses Association demanding minimum wages of Rs 20,000 as fixed by the Supreme Court.
Private hospital managements have said they would be able to provide only emergency services from Monday in view of the strike call.
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