Sat, 18 Sep 2021 Today's Paper

Lankan refugee given ‘inadequate care’ before death

23 May 2017 02:28 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

A Sri Lankan asylum seeker who died from a severe asthma attack just hours after arriving at the Christmas Island immigration detention centre had received inadequate medical care, a West Australian coroner has found.

Arulselvam Velmurugu fled communal riots in Sri Lanka in November 2012 and arrived in Australia almost six months later after two boat journeys and nearly three months in a refugee camp in Sumatra, where deadly fights broke out, The West Australian reported on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old was treated for his asthma at a hospital in Medan, where his care was better than on Christmas Island, Coroner Barry King said in findings released on Tuesday.

While Mr. Velmurugu died from natural causes, the government-appointed health care contractor International Health and Medical Services Pty Ltd did not have an appropriate triage system and lacked an effective equipment organisation and maintenance system, the news report said.

There had also been a possible communication error, Mr King said. The coroner said he was unable to find whether the failure to provide Mr. Velmurugu with an adequate standard of treatment and care contributed to his death.

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 3

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  • seqi Tuesday, 23 May 2017 03:35 PM

    why would anybody want to live in Australia via DM Android App

    ceylon Tuesday, 23 May 2017 03:37 PM

    karma.he tried his best but failed due to karma. via DM Android App

    Dias Tuesday, 23 May 2017 04:07 PM

    Communal riots in 2012???Was she a muslim living in Aluthgama?


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 


Mysterious disease killing pups!

A mysterious respiratory disease affecting puppies in the Central Province is

Jacqueline Fernandez; Lankan Star Shining in Indian Film Sky

Sri Lanka’s Jacqueline Fernandez who has made a name for herself in India

Young families share stories of pregnancy in a pandemic

For hundreds of expectant and new mothers, pregnancy and childbirth are nothi

“Your travel plans should not come first” – Dr. Dinu Guruge

In a recent live discussion on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic hosted by Daily