A lady doctor attached to Kandy National Hospital lost her life while saving the life of a critically ill two-month-old infant.
Dr. Fahima Sahabdeen, a 53-year-old mother of two from Aniwatta, showed extraordinary commitment to her profession but, succumbed to high blood pressure-related complications.
She had been advised to rest due to her elevated blood pressure, yet felt compelled to respond to an urgent call to attend to the infant being treated in the hospital.
Dr. Sahabdeen managed to stabilize the infant's condition, but her own health deteriorated rapidly.
She was subsequently admitted to the intensive care unit of the same hospital.
However, bleeding from a ruptured vein in her brain claimed Dr. Sahabdeen's life.
She is survived by her husband, who is a lecturer at Sabaragamuwa University, a daughter who has gained entrance to medical college and a son who is still schooling.