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Easter Sunday attacks:

180 people still hospitalised

One hundred and eighty people are still receiving medical treatment at several state hospitals after the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks, Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.

According to Dr.Jasinghe, 35 patients are still in the ICUs. A total of 84 patients are being treated at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) of which 21 patients are in the ICU. Seven out of the 31 patients at the Baticaloa hospital are in the ICU.

“There are 20 patients in Negombo hospital with three patients in the ICU. There are six patients in the Colombo North Teaching Hospital.

“Eight children are receiving treatment at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH) with four in the ICU,” he said.

“About 90 percent of patients were transported to hospitals in ambulances and not like in the past.

“The ambulances belong to the new service 1990 used to transport patients from Negombo to Colombo,” Dr. Jasinghe added.

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