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Stranded American praises Sri Lanka’s healthcare after having her appendix out

THANK YOU! – Stranded American tourist thanks Sri Lanka’s Healthcare workers after her appendix was removed

ECONOMYNEXT – Eliana Apicella, is among the many tourists in Sri Lanka who is stranded in Sri Lanka because of Covid.

And adding to the woes of the 40-year old US national was a bout with appendicitis, which finally turned out well for her.

Apicella was treated for appendicitis at the Akkaraipattu Base Hospital where she was operated on.

She ended up praising Sri Lanka’s healthcare.

In a video broadcast by NewsFirst, Apicella left a thank-you note on 11 August, “I stayed in the hospital for 2-nights to get my appendix out. Thank you so much for the excellent care I received. Everyone was very kind and all the medical care was good.”

“Compared to the medical care in the USA, this hospital is much better,” she told the TV channel.

According to hospital staff, she got sudden abdominal pain and was diagnosed with appendicitis upon admission and immediately operated on by a team headed by Dr P.K. Ravindran on 10 August.

Apicella is one of the stranded travellers in the country due to pandemic border closures.

(Colombo/Aug25/2020)

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Reported by Mahadiya Hamza