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Kollam: Accident victim dies after hospitals refuse treatment, case registered [Video]

  • Murugan, 30, hailing from Tirunelveli, was seriously injured in a motorbike accident at 11 pm on Sunday
  • However, the hospitals in Kollam refused to admit him as he had no bystanders, the police said
  • Kollam police commissioner Ajitha Begum said a case has been registered after receiving the ambulance driver's complaint 
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After battling for his life for nearly seven hours, a Tamil Nadu native, who was seriously injured in a road accident, died on Monday following denial of treatment by various hospitals in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram. 

Murugan, 30, hailing from Tirunelveli, was seriously injured in a motorbike accident in the Kottiyam-Chattannur route at 11 pm on Sunday and died at around 6 am on Monday.

The man was taken to at least two private hospitals in an ambulance soon after the mishap, the police said. However, the hospitals in Kollam refused to admit him as he had no bystanders. 

Kollam police commissioner Ajitha Begum said a case has been registered after receiving the ambulance driver's complaint. 

"A case of medical negligence has been registered against them," PTI quoted the police commissioner as saying. "This is a wrong precedent. We have got a complaint and we will enquire if private hospitals have refused admission,"she added.    

Two hospitals in Kollam, including Travancore Medicity Medical College, denied treatment to the patient. Though the patient was taken to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital, treatment could not be provided as the emergency room was full, she said. 

The man, who was seriously injured, was in the ambulance for nearly seven hours. The ambulance driver said they were informed after nearly two hours that there was no ventilator facility available at the Medical College and the patient was sent back.

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