Five specialists to probe amputation of girl’s hand in Jaffna
A team consisting of five specialist doctors arrived at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital on September 12 to conduct an investigation regarding the amputation of an eight-year-old girl’s arm, who went to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital to receive treatment for fever.
The team has discussed with the girl who lost an arm and her parents and they will gather information from the nurse who is accused in this incident.
The Northern Provincial Director of Health Services appointed a two-member committee to investigate the incident and according to the committee’s report, the girl’s parents have told the Jaffna Court that the Health Services Director has not disclosed the report so far due to the fact that many allegations have been made against the nurse.
The girl’s parents told court that the Health Services Director did so to protect the health officials and because political influence has been directed towards this incident. According to a case filed by the girl’s parents in the Jaffna Court, the Jaffna Court has banned the nurse from travelling abroad.
Including all these facts, a petition with 10,987 signatures by the people of Jaffna has been directed to the President and the Health Minister requesting to conduct an impartial investigation into this incident and as a result, a team consisting of five specialists has come to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital and started investigations.
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