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Friday, 24 August 2012 - 18:54
Infant loses little finger due to negligence of a nurse
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The incident of an infant born at the Peradeniya Children's Hospital losing her little finger due to the negligence of a nurse was reported today.

The pregnant mother, hailing from the Kurunegala - Ibbagamuwa region was admitted to the Peradeniya Children's Hospital for delivery of the baby.

The hospital officials came to notice that one of the infants of the twins had lost her little finger due to a negligent act of a nurse yesterday; 6 days after the twins were born.

A senior spokesperson of the Peradeniya Children's Hospital stated that doctors had initiated an investigation into the incident and that an inquiry at the department level has also been initiated.

The 6 day old infant is currently undergoing treatment in the Peradeniya Children's Hospital's intensive care unit and according to our correspondent; the doctors are striving to reattach the severed finger.

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