Doctor faces $190k medical retrieval bill after dad's accident

Queensland intern Dr Thanuka Wijegunaratne also had to act as his father's flight doctor from Sri Lanka to Australia

Dr Thanuka Wijegunaratne had barely started his new hospital job when he received a phone call that would leave him with a $190,000 medical retrieval bill and a life-changing experience. 

Dr Thanuka Wijegunaratne.

The junior doctor, based in Proserpine Hospital in north Queensland, received news in late January that his dad had been in a motorcycle accident in Sri Lanka and had a serious cervical spinal

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