The recent tragic incident of 35-year-old Ashley Summers' untimely death due to water toxicity has brought this rarely recognized health concern into the spotlight.
The LDF Government in Kerala has formed a medical board to oversee the treatment of senior Congress leader and former chief minister Oommen Chandy. The board consists of six expert doctors from various departments. They will monitor the health and treatment of the ailing Congress leader and coordinate with the doctors of the private hospital.
The 79-year-old veteran politician was admitted to NIMS Hospital in Neyyattinkara with pneumonia on Monday evening.
The decision to constitute the medical board was taken after state Health Minister Veena George visited Chandy at NIMS Hospital in Neyyatinkara where he is undergoing treatment
Oommen Chandy’s younger brother Alex V Chandy had earlier alleged that Chandy’s children and wife are denying him proper treatment and filed a complaint with the state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan contacted the family members of Oommen Chandy over phone and inquired about his health condition.
The former chief minister’s family came out against the complaint alleging denial of proper treatment to him.