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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 19:37
Death of child : Tension prevails in Galaha
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A tense situation has erupted in Galaha Base hospital following a one and half-year-old child died of fever this morning.
 
Police had called in STF and riot police to control the situation.
 
The parents of the child and their relations complained that the doctors did not examine the child after he was admitted with a phlegmatic ailment early this morning.
 
They said the child was transferred to Peradeniya Teaching Hospital by a three-wheeler.
 
Unfortunately, the child has died on the way.
 
Meanwhile, the angry residents of Deltotawatta in Galaha engaged in a protest against the hospital authorities.
 
The protestors have surrounded the hospital by preventing the two doctors and the hospital staff from leaving.
 
Our correspondent stated that stones have been hurled and several windows of the hospital were damaged.

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