Panel seeks report on swimmer's death

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Oct. 10. The State Human Rights Commission has directed the Medical College Superintendent to submit a report on the death of a former national junior swimming champion, R.S. Renjith, at the Medical College Hospital on August 24.

The order was issued on the basis of a petition filed by the zonal vice-president of the Federation of Residents Associations, Thiruvananthapuram, A. Gopakumar, alleging negligence on the part of the hospital authorities.

According to the petition, Renjith was rushed to the Casualty section of the hospital following chest pain. At the hospital, he was not provided with a stretcher or trolley. While being helped into the Casualty, he collapsed and died.

Acting on the complaint, the Commission member, S. Balaraman, sought a report on the incident from the Medical College Superintendent. The report is to be filed before October 21.