Inmate dies from fever in Matara Prison



An inmate, receiving treatment in the intensive care unit of Matara Hospital, died yesterday due to a fever contracted in Matara Prison.

The prison spokesperson said that the deceased had been imprisoned on 30.08.2023, over allegations of murder.

Following a surge in fever cases, multiple inmates from Matara Prison were admitted to Matara Hospital yesterday.

The spokesperson said that eight inmates are currently under medical care at the hospital.



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