The night passed by with no improvement in the boy s condition. The anxious parents, taking no chance, then decided to admit the child to Lady Ridgeway. The family admitted Danushan to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital around 11.30pm on Thursday. Danushan was diagnosed with normal fever based on a blood test carried out the next morning.
Additional blood tests were done on July 23 and 24 but the doctors failed to diagnose the disease, Thushari alleged. She also claimed that Danushan had high temperature throughout his stay at the hospital.
On July 23, the doctor who was doing the rounds had pinched him on his ear. When the child moved, he commented that it was not dengue and that there was no cause for worry, Perumal Sinnalakan said. This came as a relief to us.
But the child s condition deteriorated on July 24 as he got fits. His heart beat and pulse rate were slow and fresh blood tests and a urine culture were carried out. He was also given antibiotic tablets.
On July 25 Sunday, they were asked to get his blood tested from Asiri Hospital, Narahenpita.
A clogged canal near Danushan s home Government doctors started treating Danushan for dengue only after a blood test report done at a private hospital confirmed the disease.
It was only after checking the blood test reports from Asiri that the government doctors confirmed that the boy is suffering from dengue and started to treat him for the disease, Perumal Sinnalakan claims.
But Danushan s family finally lost their battle to save their son and he died on July 27.
these doctors should be fired.
it will take 4-5 days sometimes for dengue anti-gen to be seen in blood test. the palettel count may also not go down sometimes.