It is reported that a doctor named Syed Rafaideen who was working at the Katugastota Hospital in Kandy also died due to covid infection yesterday (15).
The 63-year-old doctor, a resident of Mawilmada, had returned to work during the covid epidemic. He had worked in the OPD of the Katugastota Hospital. Katugastota Hospital is currently reserved for covid infected pregnant mothers.
He was admitted to the Peradeniya Hospital on August 18 with Covid infection and had been receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit for about three weeks.