Doctor a 'heroine' for averting major outbreak in SA

Dr Dharminy Thurairatnam, of the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide, has been praised for her efforts in helping contain community transmission

A junior doctor in Adelaide is being applauded as a "heroine" for averting a full-blown COVID-19 outbreak in SA.

Dr Dharminy Thurairatnam
Dr Dharminy Thurairatnam with one of her sons.

A diligent Dr Dharminy Thurairatnam ensured a woman with a mild cough was swabbed for coronavirus, despite SA at that time having had no community transmission since April.

Her actions allowed health authorities to quickly