The deaths of two women who died of a respiratory disease at Arachchikattuwa area recently could be due to infection of an influence virus states Director of Chilaw Base Hospital Dr. Dinusha Fernando.
The two women have died after they were hospitalized due to a disease infected during a pilgrimage to India. It is reported that four influenza AH1, N1 patients have been identified in Sri Lanka at present and two of them have died.
All Ceylon Nurses Union in a communique states there is no facilities to treat such patients in district hospitals and special ward complex to treat such patients should be established as hospital staffs are exposed to infection due to non availability of N95 surgical masks, aprons and gloves.
The Nurses Union points out treating the two patients admitted to Chilaw Hospital exposes the hospital staff as well as the patients to very high risks.