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* Sri Lanka doctors' union criticizes prejudging doctors for law student's arm amputation
Fri, Feb 8, 2013, 11:22 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka doctors' union, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) says that several doctors involved in the amputation of the arm of law student Achala Priyadharshani have been found guilty even before the conclusion of the final investigation.

The GMOA blames that media reports have made the doctors guilty even before the final report on the investigation is released.

GMOA Secretary, Dr. Chandika Epitakatuwa has said that it was a sensitive issue and that neither the media nor the public have a right to point the finger of blame at anyone until the three-member committee of specialist doctors presents the final report.

He has explained that doctors in the country treat five million patients a year and while some of them find their way into newspapers for bringing honor to their doctors, some other doctors have been 'executed' in public as a result of hasty judgments by the media and society.

Dr. Epitakaduwa pointed out that there have not been any comments on the number of arms saved by the doctors.

The final year law student lost her arm reportedly due to neglect at the Matara General Hospital following an accidental fall from a flight of stairs at her home.

A preliminary investigation initiated by the Health Ministry has revealed negligence on the part of the doctors at the Matara General Hospital.

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