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A female patient who was being transported to the Karapitiya Hospital is reported to have fallen off the ambulance on the Southern Expressway this morning after its back door was suddenly opened, police said.

Police said the incident occurred near the Godagama entrance on the Southern Expressway soon after it started its journey to Karapitiya Hospital carrying five patients.

They suspect that the back door of the ambulance must have opened suddenly when an oxygen cylinder hit on it with the vehicle gathering speed.

It was reported that the woman was taken to the Karapitiya Hospital with the assistance of the Expressway Police at the Godagama entrance.

The victim, a resident of Beliatta, was a mother who had delivered a baby a week ago and she had been taken to the Karapitiya Hospital from the Tangalle Hospital for a clinic when the tragedy occurred. (Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)

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  • Dot Thursday, 05 January 2017 03:49 AM

    Was there no Para medic at the back travelling with this fe male patient ..Wonder how this could have happened if constraints were used to strap the patient to the bed and the bed too was strapped in place as it is done when in transportation ..What about the Para medic in care ..this is so careless ..Hope the patient gets compensated for the trauma she suffered added to her emergency condition ..who is liable ?.please educate .

    ranmala Thursday, 05 January 2017 06:22 AM

    This is utter carelessness of the person who is supposed to shut the door. He should be taken to task.

    Silva Thursday, 05 January 2017 10:05 AM

    May be the ambulance driver stopped to buy coconut, unstrap the patient to relax and forgot to secure again !!!


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