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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Law Student Achala Priyadarshani Loses Hand-Doctors Negligence

Law Student Achala Priyadarshani Loses Hand-Doctors Negligence
Hand for Achala, Justice for Negligence!
අචලාගේ අහිමි වූ වම් අත නැවත ලබා ගැනීම සඳහා අපිත් පුංචි හෝ දායකත්වයක් ලබා දෙමු ....

Initial inquiries have found that the amputation of a law student’s hand, after suffering fracture injuries in a fall, was caused due to negligence on the part of the doctor who treated her and the medical staff at the Matara Hospital.
The Law Faculty student Achala Priyadarshani (24) was admitted to the Matara Hospital on January 17 with fracture injuries in her left hand, after falling down a flight of stairs at her home Urubokka.
There her hand was bandaged and when she informed hospital staff of continues pain they had injected her with the pain killer ‘Pethidine’.

However, as her condition worsened she was transferred to the Karapitiya Hospital and again to the Colombo National Hospital for further treatment.
Upon being admitted to the Colombo National Hospital, doctors had diagnosed that the only way to treat her at the current condition was to amputate the hand and they had proceeded to do so.
Law Student Achala Priyadarshani Loses Hand-Doctors NegligenceThe university student is left-handed and therefore even writes using her left hand.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena had visited the Colombo national Hospital this morning to look into her condition. She had then related the entire incident to the Minister.
The minister had assured that immediate action would be taken to punish those found responsible.

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