Oxygen leakage at Premature baby unit at Matale hospital

Saturday, 31 August 2013 - 18:30



A problem has arisen at the Pre Mature Baby Unit at the Matale General Hospital in providing oxygen to babies at the unit due to an oxygen leakage.


Chairman of the All Island Suwa Sewa Association Gamini Kumarasinghe stated that hospital authorities have failed to provide solutions to the issue which has been experienced for 2 days.


He also stated that if this issue prevails it could threaten the lives of babies receiving treatment at the unit.




However, when we inquired regarding this from the Director of the Matale General Hospital Dr Arjuna Thilakarathna he stated that steps have been taken to fix the oxygen leakage and said that steps are been taken to resolve it.


He also stated that there was no threat to the lives of the babies.