A 31-year-old female doctor has died due to Covid pneumonia while receiving treatment at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle, becoming the latest healthcare worker to die due to the virus in Sri Lanka.
The postmortem examination conducted at the hospital yesterday (23) had revealed Covid pneumonia as the cause of death.
The deceased has been identified as Yattowita Tharindi Dilshika Vithanage, who is a resident of Ratmalana.
The female doctor had undergone a PCR test at a private hospital in Colombo on 23rd August after suffering from body ache. The test result had confirmed that she had contracted COVID-19.
The doctor had received treatment at an Intermediat Covid Care Centre at a hotel in Mount Lavinia and had thereafter been transferred to the Intesive Care Unit of a private hospital after her health had deteriorated.
She was thereafter transferred to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital on 02nd September and was put on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine.
However, she had died on 22nd September while receiving treatment at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital. (NewsWire)
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