ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 22

Rains shutdown one ICU, but others functioning

By Nadia Fazlulhaq

Flood waters have forced the closure of an Intensive Care Unit at the National Hospital, but patients need not fear as the other ICUs in the hospital are functioning, hospital sources said.

Senior nurse at the National Hospital Ramyani de Soysa said Hospital officials decided to close down the unit as it was unsafe for patients, adding that they had informed the CMC about the situation. However, she said the other Intensive Care Units were functioning as normal.

Meanwhile, CMC Commissioner Jayantha Liyanage said they have already started the mopping up operation adding that the water had stagnated due to Norris Canal getting blocked.

He said the canals come under the purview of the Land Reclamation Board and they have been notified to clean up all the canals, after the rains cease.

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