70 child deaths reported from KTH in 2020 | Daily News

70 child deaths reported from KTH in 2020

Seventy child deaths were recorded at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital (KTH) during last year (2020). Of the 70 deaths, 32 bodies were buried on state expenses, as the parents refused to receive remains, Hospital Births and Deaths Registration Office sources disclosed.

Further, of the 2,900 deaths reported at the KTH during 2020, 1,725 were males while 1,175 were females. Accordingly in January 270, February 271, March 201, April 158, May 270, June 287, July 257, August 211, September 256, October 256, November 205 and December 276 deaths were recorded at the hospital, the Births and Deaths Registrar Lal Rathnayake further said.

He also said that there was a decrease in the number of deaths reported from the hospital in comparison to that of 2019. "Only one birth has taken place in 2020," he further said.