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Coimbatore

Police for arrest of doctors in denying labourer Murugan treatment

Covai Post Network

Kottayam: The police team set up to probe the lapse on the side of hospitals in denying treatment to Murugan, 47, of Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu, has sought arrest of some doctors of the six hospitals in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram.

The police authorities are handicapped as there are court orders pertaining to arrest of doctors.

Justifying the demand to arrest the doctors, police said the doctors very well knew the complications Murugan was facing due to road mishap and had the inkling that he will not survive if emergency intervention was not made.

Meanwhile, the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital (TMCH) authorities seems to have misled the police in making them believe that all the ventilators were engaged even as reports show that at least two portable ventilators in the transplant section and burns wing were available at their disposal.

The authorities without consulting the heads of the departments denied admission to Murugan. The TMCH authorities also had not taken any step to repair 16 faulty ventilators.

Murugan, a casual worker in Kollam, had suffered head injuries when his two-wheeler collided with another.

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