Nov 17, 2016

3,000 heart patients helpless due to surgery closure Featured

More than 3,000 heart patients awaiting surgery are rendered helpless due to the suspension of activities at the cardiology surgical theatre of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, the organization for the protection of heart patients.

The surgical theatre was closed on the 9th, ostensibly following a spreading of a germ, said secretary of the association Dhammika Jayawardena.

Also, it remained closed in June and July, causing the extension of the waiting list until 2020, he said.

Sometimes, there is no water supply to wards of patients awaiting surgery.

The association urges the health ministry to pay immediate attention to this plight.