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73-year-old woman abandoned near OPD

15 February 2016 05:26 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A woman in her late seventies was found abandoned outside the Colombo South Teaching Hospital OPD, Hospital Director Dr.Asela Gunawardhane said.

He said the elderly woman’s physical condition was good but was suffering from short term memory loss.

The doctor said she was not in need of hospital treatment because she was not suffering from any serious illness.

“We have informed the Maharagama police about her situation based on the information given by her. Incident of this nature are common here. We have to keep them in a ward for some months because no one comes to take them home. We have a social responsibility to take care of such people. If they are unwell we can keep them at the hospital and treat them, but if not we do not have the facilities to keep them here for a long time,” said Dr. Gunawardane.

“We hope we will receive some information which will be of help,” he added.


  Comments - 7

  • Lanka Monday, 15 February 2016 07:16 PM

    What a shame...this must be the new "culture" ha!

    raj Monday, 15 February 2016 07:55 PM

    just because they are clergy, there are not above law

    Dose Monday, 15 February 2016 07:56 PM

    Violent political thugs are those who have renounced their clergyship.. they are no different in the eyes of the law.. this is what we, the people, voted for.

    tharanga Monday, 15 February 2016 08:13 PM

    Yes. There is serious offences to be investigated rather than baby elephant cases that are traditional customs

    Elvitigala A Monday, 15 February 2016 05:47 PM

    Singha Le?

    Dutchy Monday, 15 February 2016 05:55 PM

    These misdeeds are a result of a society that does not respect religious path. For god sake politicians should not disrespect religions and clergy. Arresting clergy for political revenge or advantage should be stopped to avoid these utter sins. Please let people to shape their lives peacefully.

    Wesko Monday, 15 February 2016 06:10 PM

    Where Sri Lanka is going in to..

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