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Death toll due to Pneumonia rises to twelve

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Five patients who sought treatment for Pneumonia at the Matara General Hospital during the last few days, have died, the inquirer into sudden deaths T.M. Lalith de Silva said.

Accordingly, the number of deaths that occurred due to this disease during the 28 days of this month, has risen to twelve.

Kosala Sewwandi, a 21-year-old unmarried girl from Deeyagaha in Paranawatta and Hewage Karunadasa (76) a resident of Pitabeddara in Tennahena have died. Three out of four deaths that had occurred in the Matara General hospital on Sunday (27) was due to pneumonia.

Krishantha Chandimal (43) from Malimbada, a maintenance worker at the Katunayake Airport, D.W. Jemihamy (80) from Nadugala and J.W.Gunasekera (79) from Akuressa, had also died due to this disease.

Due to the excessive number of patients seeking treatment at the Matara hospital, the income of the private hospitals in the area is also said to have increased.

Attendance in many schools in the Matara District has also dropped drastically. (Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)

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  • Waco Tuesday, 29 May 2018 11:08 AM

    Rulers of the country are not honest , hence these problems.

    AJ Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:00 PM

    what has the GMOA done to control this epidemic?

    cheers Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:22 PM

    This is where the doctors should go and help the patience especially those govt doctors who was paid by the public tax payer not patience trying to pay and get treatment and always the poor suffer

    starqueen Tuesday, 29 May 2018 02:56 PM

    What do you mean? I'm sure the doctors in the Matara hospital are helping patients. And are getting paid coz it's their job? People are always welcome to get treated in government hospitals, but not all people need to be admitted, and people who get admitted in private hospitals do so by choice.

    Kaf Tuesday, 29 May 2018 03:38 PM

    I got what you are trying to tell!

    Hans perlee Tuesday, 29 May 2018 03:15 PM

    sorry but pneumonia can be easy treated with antibiotics. I had a double pneumonia and was intensively treated with antibiotics.

    Sunil Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:53 PM

    Are you sure it’s not the deadly Nipah virus that is going out of control in south India!? Do a correct diagnostic before it is too late...


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