A 50-year-old male patient has reportedly died after receiving Co-amoxiclav, an antibiotic commonly used to treat bacterial infections, according to sources.
The incident occurred at Ward 72 of the National Hospital in Colombo. The antibiotic was administered to the victim in the form of a vaccine.
However, a Health official told the Daily Mirror that it is uncertain whether the antibiotic directly caused the death and added that investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of death.
As a precautionary measure, the use of the antibiotic in question has been suspended pending further investigations.
Meanwhile, earlier cases have also seen complications arising from the use of this antibiotic in some patients.