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A four-year-old child allegedly died due to medical negligence after admission to a hospital in the Rattota area of Matale District, sources said

 The child is Pamudha Hirushan of Pallegama, Pitakanda in Rattota. The child had fallen sick on Vesak Poya Day after he returned home from a pilgrimage to the Aluvihare Temple in Matale.

The child’s mother, Damayanthi Kumari said, “When we took the child to hospital, the doctor was watching TV.  I pleaded with the doctor to help. He told me that the child had had a fit. A little later, he informed me that the child was OK, and went back to watch TV.  Had he been a little more attentive, my child would have been saved.”

The child’s father was too distressed to speak. (Ruwan Dananjaya-Rattota)

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  • Prasad Wimalagunarat Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:59 PM

    Must give him Duty free TV & DVD player as well.

    Banda Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:08 AM

    They will punish the parents of the child for disturbing the doctor from watching TV and not the doctor. That's how our law is put into action today. Today we have LAV (Lost all Values) and not Law.

    Rimzan Hassan Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:04 AM

    Miracle of Asia, Jayawewa!

    y this kolai veri Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:08 AM

    Medical council must cancel that doctor's license ... that will be the good punishment for him ..

    Sapumal Banadara Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:14 AM

    All Sri Lankans are living in a fools paradise. The politicians are having a gala time at the expense of the common man.

    me Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:24 AM

    dear kishani, any child born in sri lanka has the opportunity to become a doctor, even a specialist through free education. its just that a lot of students don't make use of this, and the money the government spends on these students is wasted. please dont talk as if you personally paid for the doctors education, and dont be jealous of those who gain from the opportunity of free education.

    Lost Lankan Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:27 AM

    this is how the educations systems works in Sri Lanka Students must enter medical college on merit basis not merely by the current system in place.

    Darmadasa Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:50 AM

    Poor people of Srilanka . Get on a boat and head to aussi.

    fawzi Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:27 PM

    My deepest condolences to the family. Please make sure that he is not allowed ever to practice this noble profession.

    channa Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:33 PM

    Mind you there are lot of Sri Lankan doctors working in Aussie.

    Ziard Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:55 PM

    WOW Kishani !!!!
    How many doctors have you made from your own money ???? btw was this one, one of them ??

    Magishika Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:01 AM

    should punish the doctor heavily

    Bushel Perera Friday, 31 May 2013 02:44 AM

    Mother has given the judgement. Inquiery has to reveal the truth

    SudhuPancha Friday, 31 May 2013 02:51 AM

    u hit the nail in the head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Even when its given free, most ppl dont make the most of it!!!!!!!!!

    SudhuPancha Friday, 31 May 2013 02:51 AM

    Ure money??????????
    How much tax do u pay????

    Not you Friday, 31 May 2013 07:33 AM

    stereotyping - basic human reaction

    Noordeen Friday, 31 May 2013 07:35 AM

    Doctors careless killed so many people's life so health department must take immediate action against to that TV doctor and teach for others who worked in the health department.

    Noordeen Friday, 31 May 2013 07:55 AM

    My deepest sympathy to the poor parents and health department must take immediete action against to that tv doctor and that punishment must be a goog lessons for others who work in the hospital.

    KSA Friday, 31 May 2013 10:30 AM

    Dear Doctor, what would you have done if this was your own child?

    SudhuPancha Friday, 31 May 2013 10:32 AM

    Was the Dr a MBBS or AMP/RMP/Apothecary?

    shafi Saturday, 01 June 2013 03:44 AM

    IPL?

    namaak horloges Thursday, 17 April 2014 01:03 AM

    This post is very good, I like it, thanks for sharing!

    Rizni Thursday, 30 May 2013 06:11 AM

    A produt of FREE EDUCATION.

    Chewing Gum Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:53 AM

    This happens as there is no accountability in Sri Lanka.

    Labby Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:03 AM

    Hon Minister of Health Services over to you..

    cow Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:07 AM

    Government should give them 100% Duty free permits for watching TV

    yourspotlight Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:14 AM

    very sad to hear! an immediate inquiry should be held on this matter..another precious life gone..my deepest sympathies to the parents!

    gObbAYA Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:12 AM

    He should have been a conductor!.

    Yehiya Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:26 AM

    Tele drama on TV.

    Nizam - Dubai Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:22 AM

    Ban the TV or the Doctor????

    shahaf Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:37 AM

    how humans humanity towards humans

    ulak Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:55 AM

    shame

    SF Thursday, 30 May 2013 06:04 AM

    people are not afraid of the law anymore. lack of law and order can lead to many unfortunate incidents in the future! Politicians are ruining this country.

    ANTON Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:50 AM

    HE MUST HAVE BEEN WATCHING A BLUE FILM.

    Kishani Fernando Thursday, 30 May 2013 06:15 AM

    Is this why we make them doctors from our money???

    willows Thursday, 30 May 2013 06:24 AM

    what a pathetic country we live???

    Namal Thursday, 30 May 2013 07:28 AM

    GMOA will come with some excuse to protect the doctor.

    Godaya Thursday, 30 May 2013 07:29 AM

    Yes oBBAYA , He was counting daily collection

    ffaizer Thursday, 30 May 2013 07:33 AM

    VERY VERY SAD !!!! ... Mister Minister whats your say to this !!!! hope it aint a Kumanthranya

    sobers Thursday, 30 May 2013 08:58 AM

    He would have been researching in the internet for diagnosis. If not a Hora doctor.

    Suq Madique Thursday, 30 May 2013 09:01 AM

    Give them more duty-free car permits.

    Sabe Thursday, 30 May 2013 09:36 AM

    Please check the possibility of booking this Doctor under manslaughter to prevent any such event in future.

    Gayanga Thursday, 30 May 2013 09:44 AM

    how can do this to a 4 year old kid :(

    Hareen Thursday, 30 May 2013 09:48 AM

    A doctor without a heart


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