A team of five specialist doctors arrived at Jaffna Teaching Hospital yesterday (12) to investigate the case involving the amputation of an eight-year-old girl’s hand. The girl had initially gone to the hospital for treatment of fever.
The team held discussions with the girl who lost her arm, her parents, and plans to gather information from the nurse implicated in the incident.
The Northern Provincial Director of Health Services previously appointed a two-member committee to investigate the matter. However, the girl’s parents claimed that the Director of Health Services had not disclosed the report due to allegations against the nurse and alleged political influence.
In response to these developments, a petition signed by 10,987 residents of Jaffna has been sent to the President and the Minister of Health, requesting an impartial investigation into the incident. Consequently, the team of five specialists has been dispatched to Jaffna Teaching Hospital to commence their investigations.