Relatives stage protest with body of woman at Alappuzha MCH

Published - May 16, 2024 08:50 pm IST - ALAPPUZHA

Alleging negligence by doctors, relatives of a 70-year-old woman who died following an illness staged a protest at Government Medical College Hospital (MCH), Alappuzha, with her body on Wednesday night.

Umaiba of Punnapra was admitted to the MCH with a fever a few weeks ago. She was later discharged and readmitted to the hospital. The condition of the woman, who was reportedly suffering from pneumonia, worsened on Tuesday morning and she was shifted to the Government Medical College Hospital, Kottayam where she died on Wednesday evening.

The relatives reached the Alappuzha MCH with her body around 11.30 p.m. and started protesting in front of the casualty alleging that she had been denied proper treatment. They said that senior doctors never examined her during her stay at the Alappuzha MCH.

Later, MCH superintendent Dr. Abdul Salam held talks with the relatives and the protest ended by 1 a.m. on Thursday.

H. Salam, MLA, meanwhile, wrote to Health Minister Veena George urging her to look into the woman’s death and initiate necessary action.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.