Kottayam: While the shooting of a Nivin Pauly starrer was progressing on one side, the Youth Congress workers staged a protest against the shoot on the other side. The shoot was going on in the Kottayam General Hospital ward.

The controversy erupted when it was found that the hospital had charged just Rs. 5,000, the routine parking fees levied from every renter rather than a clear amount for the shooting process.

The manager of the shoot said that Rs. 10,000 has been paid as donation to the hospital fund and permissions have been secured from the Corporation, DMO and Hospital Superintendent.

Three days of the shoot has been scheduled and the initial agreement was to pay Rs. 5,000 per day. Later it  was found that the men's wards 11 and 12 were also being used for the shoot.

After the matter became serious, the Corporation Chairperson P R Sona, Hospital Superintendent Dr. Bindu Kumari, Depy. Superintendent Dr. Jessi, Youth Congress representative Muhammed Ameen and DCC member Boban Joppil met the film crew. A discussion was finally held among the representatives after which it was decided that Rs. 10,000 will be paid per day to the hospital as a donation.