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Four kidney patients die on same night

KANDY – Four kidney patients, undergoing treatment at the Kandy General Hospital’s kidney patients ward, died on Tuesday (10) night.Confirming the deaths, Kandy General Hospital Director Saman Ratnayake said they were due to H1N1 infection.

Dr. Ratnayake said that three other patients had died of H1N1 infection at his hospital earlier.

He maintained that adequate measures had been taken to prevent the spread of the influenza to the other wards.

Medical specialists Dr. Jude Jayamaha and Dr. N. Y. Samaraweera visited the Kandy General Hospital yesterday (11) and educated the staff of the hospital on preventive measures.

Meanwhile, a separate unit for examining and treating influenza patients has been opened at the OPD of the Kandy General Hospital.
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