Kandy Hospital: Ward 69 closed after 3 patients die

2017-01-12 10:02:10

Ward 69 of the Kandy Teaching Hospital was closed after three patients in the ward died of a virus, Hospital Director Saman Ratnayake said yesterday.

He said he suspected they had died of Influenza H1N1. The other patients in the ward had been transferred to a special unit.

The hospital authorities have given special attention to kidney patients, pregnant women, children and those with compromised immune systems.

He said the hospital staff and the other patients were tested for the presence of the virus.

He said action would be taken to prevent the spread of the virus and to raise awareness of the virus among the patients and staff.

He requested that anyone with fever and the symptoms of Influenza seek treatment at the nearest hospital. (J.A.L.Jayasinghe)

  Comments - 6

  • Grace Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:30

    Three patients died of H1N1. Can not believe. As a precaution,necessary tests should be done even in the families of staff working in the hospital.

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    Madiya Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:10

    When a patient died at a private hospital the GMOA was very vocal. Where are they now when three patients die within 24 hours in a government hospital.

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    RDF Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:12

    Oh what would the GMOA say to this?

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    Dr. Thomas Thursday, 12 January 2017 17:29

    The doctors will be members of the almighty GMOA. No action against this negligence will be taken. via DM Android App

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    predictor Thursday, 12 January 2017 20:18

    What rubbish comments. .how can GMOA prevent people from getting virus infection via DM Android App

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    Dr Susith Friday, 13 January 2017 18:18

    These comments show why we are still a 3rd world county

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