Hospitals flooded with dengue patients

2017-06-27 22:26:47

Dengue patients are seen lying on the floor and sharing beds in overcrowded wards at the Colombo National Hospital and the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital. Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana and Kushan Pathiraja


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  • Dot Wednesday, 28 June 2017 02:26

    My heart breaks when I see the sufferings of the sick with dengue .I would not use the word flooded may be in connection with the sick for want of a better word .Some some people and the hard floor to sleep on ..and no privacy either sharing beds ..when we speak of our country emerging as middle income country facilities of patient comfort should be a priority ..or care at home by home visits by medical staff may be .these pictures give a dismal message to the world .

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    Johnjames Wednesday, 28 June 2017 02:46

    Middle income country? Wonder of Asia? Duty free Mercs?This looks like a seen from Sudan! I am ashamed that this is called health care!

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    Ram Wednesday, 28 June 2017 02:54

    What are the Politicians doing. Country cannot cope in epidamic siruations. This is an eye opener to have a backup plan

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    MyLanka Wednesday, 28 June 2017 06:05

    If you think this is bad, visit Peradeniya and Kandy hospitals. Patients sitting on chairs if they can find one. Mainly Med students attending. Very few Doctors to be seen. Nurses are overwhelmed. It's a national disgrace.

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    Rajitha _Theory Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:22

    It is a sign of a Developed country to have more dengu patients and more death due to dengu (Minister is talking bull-shit about percentage of death due to dengu,reveal the number of death due to the fever )

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    Sri Lankan Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:11

    Where are the GMOA doctors? Are they doctoring another strike?

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    Anusha Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:55

    Very sad situation what is the government doing about this? Garbage problem is still not sorted many deaths because of dengi but no action taken.very pathetic situation. its high time the government officials take some responsibilities before things get worst.

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