A female doctor who was receiving treatment at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle has died due to multiple organ failure due to complications of Kovid pneumonia.
This was revealed during the post mortem held at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital on the 23rd.
The deceased has been identified as Tarindi Dilshika Vithanage (31), a doctor working at the Ratnapura Hospital.
She is a resident of Asiri Place, Rajamawatha, Ratmalana.
While working at the hospital, the doctor underwent a PCR test on August 23 at a private hospital in Colombo due to body aches.
According to the results of the test, it has been confirmed that this doctor has been infected with the Kovid virus.
She has been receiving treatment at the Kovid Medical Center in a hotel in Mount Lavinia and has been receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital due to her deteriorating condition.
He was taken to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital on the 02nd of this month with the help of an Echo machine at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.
The doctor died on the afternoon of the 22nd while receiving treatment at the hospital.
Estate Superintendent Yattowita Vithanage Niranjan Dilshan Hemapala, the father of the deceased doctor, testified at the inquest.
"My only daughter is dead. She was working as a doctor at the Ratnapura Hospital. Her daughter was diagnosed with diabetes and was cured with pancreatitis. On the 23rd of August my daughter called me and told me that my father was in pain and that my hand was hurting. I asked my daughter if I could go with her. I was told not to come. The daughter said she would come. On the evening of the 23rd the daughter came to Colombo and was shown to a doctor at a private hospital. There my daughter was infected with the Kovid virus.
The daughter was then transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital in Thalawathugoda. On the 01st of this month a tube was inserted into the daughter's mouth to facilitate breathing. The daughter was transferred to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle on the 02nd. The daughter was receiving treatment at the Karapitiya Hospital with the help of an Echo machine. The daughter did not speak. The daughter had written on the pieces of paper and handed them over to the nurses who were there and asked for details. The doctors at the Intensive Care Unit of the Karapitiya Hospital made a strong commitment to pick up the daughter. I saw the priest who did that, ”he said.
The postmortem examination was carried out by Additional Coroner Chandrasena Lokuge of the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, Galle. C. P. Perera and a team of doctors.
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