Wed, 01 Dec 2021 Today's Paper

Karapitiya COVID patient did not die of Black Fungus infection: Hospital Director

22 October 2021 09:05 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Referring to the reports of a COVID-19 death due to Black Fungus at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, Hospital Director Dr. Shelton Perera said the death was not due to Black Fungus infection.

He told the Daily Mirror today that the COVID death was reported on September 26 and added a sample of lung tissue was sent to the Medical Research Institute after an abnormality was observed in the lungs.

“The report was released yesterday (21) where it was underlined that there were black fungi in victim's lungs,” he stated.

“However, the Judicial Medical Officer at the Hospital has determined in the postmortem report that the death was caused by COVID pneumonia and not by Black Fungus,” the Director added.

The victim (56) is a resident of Elpitiya. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 3

  • Mizaru Friday, 22 October 2021 09:27 PM

    This is disgraceful and dangerous . Another reverse. Who can believe what this government says. If this government can not run this county, please GO and NOW!

    Fungi Saturday, 23 October 2021 08:18 AM

    Assisted by BLACK FUNGUS?

    sss Saturday, 23 October 2021 08:59 AM

    authorities and politicians never lie

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

Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter

Bittersweet memories of a ‘City that never slept’

At the heart of Eastern Province lies a now abandoned ghost town punctuated w