PUDUCHERRY: A Sri Lankan refugee who suffered chest pain and was taken to a private medical college hospital on Sunday died after alleged delay in treatment. Relatives of the deceased later staged a protest at the hospital.
Chandirasegaran (29), of the refugee camp at Keezhputhpet, situated near the Puducherry border, complained of chest pain and was rushed to a private hospital at Kanagachettikulam.
One of the persons from the camp said the authorities administering first aid and then asked the patient’s wife, Gouri, to pay money in advance for further treatment.
Chandirasegaran died while his relatives and others were making efforts to get money for the treatment.
On hearing about this, people from the camp gathered at the hospital and protested. Kalapet sub inspector Sivakumar and Venkatesan pacified the agitators that investigation would be done after the post mortem.
The refugees demanded an investigation into the alleged delay in treating the patient and demanded that the hospital staff be booked if found guilty of medical negligence.