Dec 05, 2020

Doctor died of Covid-19 Featured

A doctor, aged 69, has died while receiving treatment for Covid-19 at National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH).

The deceased has been identified as Dr. Pandithan, hospital sources said.

The doctor was a resident of Mattakkuliya and was admitted to IDH after he was diagnosed with Covid-19 virus.

After a long tenure in the public service, Dr.Pandithan has been engaged in private medical practice in Slave Island and Mattakkuliya areas.

Dr. Pandithan is considered to be the first doctor in Sri Lanka to die of Covid-19.