Inquest into five-year-old’s death

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A pediatrician of the Nawaloka Hospital giving evidence at the inquest into the death of five-year-old Buddhini Kaushalya Ratnayake denied claims made by the parents that their daughter had died inside the MRI machine. Pediatrician Dr. Duminda Pathirana said the child had died in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) while being treated for Rett Syndrome. The child’s mother is seen outside the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court before the case was taken up for hearing. Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana




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  • peeda mossa Wednesday, 20 February 2013 06:17 AM

    Hasn't an autopsy been conducted to determine the cause and time of death ? Anyway, for the majority of our doctors, patients are nothing more than numbers on a channelling receipt. Wish there was way to inject compasssion to our modern day "Jeevaka s".

    asoka Wednesday, 20 February 2013 02:38 AM

    if i am the father i will take care of the doctor and the chairman of the hospital...so it will be a good lesson to all other doctors and hospitals...no matter private or government...

    NA Tuesday, 19 February 2013 05:15 AM

    Deep condolence mother...

    bandara Tuesday, 19 February 2013 08:09 AM

    The contitutionshould be changed to procecute and charge Doctors wether they make blunders in Goverment of Private Hospitals.

    kimuduni Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:46 AM

    now they must have altered the bed head sheet.

    MountainLion Monday, 18 February 2013 05:03 PM

    Justice in Sri Lanka, forget it.

    Saliya Wicks Monday, 18 February 2013 05:03 PM

    There seems to be some monkey business on the side of the hospital.

    ss Monday, 18 February 2013 05:57 PM

    If evidence is found to be false they should be severely punished


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