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Body parts of infant who died of COVID sent for investigation

Body parts of a four-month-old infant who died of COVID-19 have been sent to the Government Medical Research Institute for further investigation after a post-mortem.

The post-mortem was conducted by the forensic specialist Professor Sarathchandra Kodikara of the Medical Faculty of the University of Peradeniya. The infant who was admitted to the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Children's Hospital in Peradeniya on February 13 with fever and breathing difficulties had died on the same day afternoon. Since the mother of the child has told that the infant had breathing difficulties after receiving the ‘Triple’ vaccine, the body was referred to the Faculty of Forensic Medicine on February 17. A circular has been issued to cremate the bodies of persons died of COVID-19 without conducting a post-mortem. The Director General of Health, however, has given approval for a post-mortem as the child died of fever and shortness of breath after the injection.