German tourist diver with decompression sickness discharged after Navy treatment

German tourist diver with decompression sickness discharged after Navy treatment

German tourist diver with decompression sickness discharged after Navy treatment

Written by Amani Nilar

30 Jan, 2022 | 4:14 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); A 23 year old German tourist diver, who was treated for decompression sickness by Sri Lanka Navy’s Diving and Salvage Unit in Trincomalee, was discharged on Saturday (29).

The female German tourist was admitted to the Naval Hospital, Trincomalee on 28th January 2022, as she was down with decompression sickness while diving off Hikkaduwa, Galle.

Subsequently, the patient was treated in the dedicated Recompression Chamber at the Command Diving and Salvage Unit in the Eastern Naval Command, under the supervision of the Diving Medical Officer (East).

After receiving necessary treatment in the recompression chamber for nearly 5 hours, the patient regained health and left the hospital.

Four persons who suffered from Decompression Sickness have been treated in the Recompression Chamber at the Diving and Salvage Unit in Trincomalee thus far from January 2021.

 

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