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A lady doctor who was receiving treatment at the Badulla general hospital for dengue had died today. Dr. Lakmali Wijenayake, was receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit when the illness claimed her life. 

Although official sources reveal that the number of deaths due to dengue is 132, it is feared that the actual number maybe more. At present 19,722 dengue patients are receiving hospital treatment. The Colombo Emergency unit  has a large number of patients with fever and it is suspected that dengue maybe the main cause. 
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  • Premakumar Fernando Monday, 12 July 2010 05:31 AM

    This lady was one of the most kind persons that you could ever meet. She was God fearing and was praying for many in additon to her duties as a Doctor. But Dengue mosquito does not consider goodness of a person. I think it is futile for us to believe in the Health authorities to do a lot to save the lives of poor people. Cannot the house holders take this matter as a national important matter and form some grass root level commitees and work and let the Politicians play their games of Fasting etc;

    DON Sunday, 11 July 2010 12:31 PM

    No more elections are sheduled of any type soon. So,no action could be expected from the authorities now. The officials will be blamed for everything.

    abran Sunday, 11 July 2010 12:35 PM

    Please be serios, We request from the Gov. to take action against Dengu, Give priority. This is the worst problem we have to face at present. Again a doctor is dead. sad.

    shanthapriya Monday, 12 July 2010 06:41 AM

    POLITICS ONCE AGAIN.

    Mushi Sunday, 11 July 2010 02:06 PM

    It is sad to note that the government allocated so much of money for defence depite there is no war now but allowed meagre amounts for health and education compared to defence.We need to improve on this to build a healthy(physically and mentally) SL community to develop lanka.Health helps people strengthen physically while education strengthens them mentally.

    Mahesh Sunday, 11 July 2010 02:08 PM

    No action against Dengu. Because government spent all the money for IIFA and needs more money from tax payers to invite Indian cinema starts and host parties for them.

    Thinuka Sunday, 11 July 2010 02:20 PM

    Sad story, not bcoz she is a doctor, bcoz of another life (Doc's don’t care other patients life when they do their personal demands/Strikes).

    The blame should go to the health ministry and the Department. I have personally experience in this matter. I had dengue some times a ago, bcoz of their negligence.

    Thinuka Sunday, 11 July 2010 02:22 PM

    Heath department not doing enough to prevent and stop it, just pretending only.

    Ushank Sunday, 11 July 2010 02:22 PM

    I think as a society we have gotten used to hearing news like this and we don't care any more.Our attitude has changed that we are only concerned when it happens to one of our family members.
    There is no one to take responsibility and people are not bothered about this either.
    Shame on us!! Hopefully one day Sri Lankans will care about each other to rally against what is actually important.

    pandula Sunday, 11 July 2010 02:28 PM

    No need any other example to know the ineffciency of GOV. These are the GOV can do
    1. Implement a national Sramadana Campaign
    2. Find out where the bacteria they have been speaking of is 3. Allocate money to universities and MRI for dengue research
    4.Increase the facilities in hospitals
    5. People shoud not consider a dead as a individual case coz we are heading towards the bright future and blank future

    suranganie Monday, 12 July 2010 08:15 AM

    True, lot of money is allocated for the programme but they are used for the requirements of culprits who enjoy having lavish food and drinks and meetings. Mosquitoes know this trick and they too take sides as they fly without any obstacles due to these gon culprits. They know, that animal rights are protected but not the human rights. I feel sad, as they do not bite the culprits to save the good human beings who do a service to the country. So, the mosquitoes also had taken bribes.......su

    arasoysa Sunday, 11 July 2010 10:43 PM

    We should ask Comrade Wimal to stage a fast unto death (actually farce unto death) against dengu mosquitos.

    DHA Monday, 12 July 2010 03:16 AM

    OMG....my deepest sympathies....May God Bless her departed soul...!!!

    suwimal Monday, 12 July 2010 03:47 AM

    Doctor dies of dengue? Does it say something about our medical education, inter alia?


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