Tragic death at Peradeniya hospital

30 December 2013 01:10 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A mentally retarded patient who was being treated at the psychiatric ward of the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital died today after a fellow patient of the same ward tried to overpower him by covering him with a bed sheet.

Police said the victim had lost control and acted violently after his condition worsened, when the others had tried to bring him under control. (JAL Jayasinghe and Shane Seniviratne)

  Comments - 8

  • Goofy Monday, 30 December 2013 02:14 PM

    The goldern question to the patriot GMOA, what was the doctors doing?

    Mm Monday, 30 December 2013 02:25 PM

    Very strange!!! Something seems not right with this story.

    Godaya Tuesday, 31 December 2013 12:55 AM

    Where were the doctors and nurses who were tremendously fighting for a room??? They must have been asleep inside?

    Jagath Leanage Tuesday, 31 December 2013 01:02 AM

    How a such thing happened in a hospital? Where are the doctors, nurses, attendants and other hospital who are looking after the ward? What were they doing? Its a big puzzle for us.

    John Tuesday, 31 December 2013 01:32 AM

    Like in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (film).
    For those who are ignorant doctors and nurses are not at patients bedside 24/7 anywhere in the world.

    Punny Pellow Tuesday, 31 December 2013 01:33 AM

    Not strange at all!! Imagine the victim as the SL public who are being overpowered by the COL and gettling strangled to death?

    Concerned citizen Monday, 30 December 2013 02:05 PM

    Where were the doctors in the ward? Were they on a fast-unto-death campaign?

    Ruwan Fernando Tuesday, 31 December 2013 07:20 AM

    Recommend a pay cut for the staff at the hospital...


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