Beuatician Dies fromObesity Surgery

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A young woman who has undergone surgery carried out by Kalubowila teaching Hospital to prevent obesity has died. Shalika Weeraratne Gunasekera, a 28 year old beautician from Samagipura, Ratnapura has entered hospital on the 10th and undergone the surgery on the 14th. She had been treated in Intensive Care Unit for two days and later was warded in a normal ward. She died on the 19th.

When ‘Lankatruth’ inquired regarding the incident the Deputy Director of Kalubowila Teaching Hospital Dr. Lionel Muhandiram said an investigation is being carried out to find out whether the deceased  was suffering from any  ailment. He said the relevant surgery has been conducted at Kalubowila Teaching Hospital for four months and already about 50 such operations have been carried out.

Meanwhile, Mr. S.W. Gunasekera,  father of deceased Shalika Gunasekera, has complained to the police that his daughter died due to negligence of doctors at Kalubowila Hospital.