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

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

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.