THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Expressing grave concern over reports on the death of a Tamil Nadu native following denial of treatment, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday sought a report from the Director of Health Services. There will be stern action to ensure such incidents are not repeated in future, he said.
“Reports about the death of Thirunelveli native Murugan after six hospitals refused to provide him treatment is highly painful. The DHS has been directed to carry out a preliminary investigation into the incident,” Pinarayi said in a Facebook post.“Once the report is received a proper system will be set up to ensure such incidents are not repeated.”
He said turning away a patient and denying him treatment are illegal and hence cases have been charged against the hospitals involved in the incident. Murugan, a 30-year-old migrant labourer who suffered injuries in a road accident, died after five hospitals refused to provide him treatment.