Woman sent to quarantine center miscarries, blames authorities’ negligence

Woman sent to quarantine center miscarries, blames authorities’ negligence

November 29, 2020   12:04 am

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A woman who had been subjected to quarantine at a quarantine center claims that her miscarriage was caused by the negligence of officials who escorted her to quarantine centers.

The 21-year-old pre-school teacher, who had been pregnant at the time, and her family from Pethiyagoda, Kelaniya had been subjected to quarantine at Diyathalawa Quarantine Center when her husband, who works at the Peliyagoda Fish Market, was hospitalized over COVID-19 on October 24.

The woman claims that the officials who escorted them refused to listen to her concerns.

She said that she was in severe discomfort during the bus ride to Diyathalawa from Kelaniya.

Subsequently, she had been admitted to the Diyathalawa Hospital at around 4 am in the morning where she had been given saline before being escorted back to the Quarantine Center.

PCR tests carried out on her and her family members at the Quarantine Center had confirmed negative. Accordingly, they had been escorted back to their home.

Following the period of self-quarantine, the woman in question had been admitted to the Castle Hospital over a discharge of blood where it was diagnosed that she had miscarried the baby.

She said, “It has now happened. Nothing can bring [the baby] back. I ask the government to stop these from happening at least in the future.”

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