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Badulla Hospital cancer ward closed after 34 test COVID-19 positive

5 March 2021 01:42 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The cancer ward of the Badulla General Hospital has been closed after 29 persons including a doctor contracted COVID-19 virus.

Accordingly, the total number of cases identified in the cancer ward increased to 34.

PCR tests were done on a group of patients and ward staff after a member of the nursing staff contracted the virus previously.

According to the PCR results, 22 patients, seven patient-care assistants, two junior staff members, two nurses and a female doctor were among the infected.

Accordingly, the cancer ward of the Hospital has been temporarily closed and steps are being taken to control the virus spread and the staff members have been directed to self-quarantine at their residences.

  Comments - 4

  • Michael Ranasinghe Friday, 05 March 2021 02:14 PM

    When a regime that lives by deception and lies try to fool the people by not conducting PCR tests and giving the correct data and messing the vaccination program before long it will boomerang on this government and then they will blame the public

    Moorthy Badulla Friday, 05 March 2021 03:51 PM

    Try to do random PCR in Badulla. Now there will be a sizable number infected with COVID 19 on the roads in Badulla. Do something effectively and efficiently and keep Badulla SAFE.

    Shihan Friday, 05 March 2021 04:40 PM

    So sad for the patients

    vince Friday, 05 March 2021 05:48 PM

    this the consequence of appointing stooges and military to posts that they have no clue about. Nandasena take note.

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