Patient reported missing from hospital after testing positive for COVID

By Vyshnavy Velrajh

A COVID-infected individual has been reported missing from the Elpitiya Base Hospital since yesterday (2).

The hospital administration told Colombo Gazette that the man is a resident of Wellawatte and had been hospitalised for another illness.

However, a PCR test conducted on the man had revealed he had contracted COVID-19.

The hospital administration said the patient was found to be missing when they had attempted to isolate him.

They said the patient was admitted to Ward No. 2 of the Elpitiya Base Hospital.

The hospital administration further said the Elpitiya Police has been informed to locate the missing patient. (Colombo Gazette)