August 10, 2017
Kochi: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday sought apology from the kin of Murugan of Nagercoil after he died without getting proper medical attention the other day.
The hospitals dented admission to Murugan as there was no bystander. This had become a major media discussion.
Pinarayi said it was a shame for the State. It was cruel on part of the hospitals to deny treatment to Murugan who was working as a casual labourer in Kollam, he said, adding that the Government, if needed, would amend laws to prevent recurrence of such incidents.
He was responding to a notice in the Assembly moved by Thirvanchoor Radhakrishnan of the Congress.
Murugan had suffered head injuries when a two-wheeler collided with his. The local people and members of a voluntary outfit TRAC took him to various hospitals where some did not have ventilators free while others insisted on having a relative as bystander.