Thiruvananthapuram: Former Kerala chief minister and veteran Congress leader Oommen Chandy was airlifted on Sunday to Bengaluru for advanced treatment. The move comes days after he was admitted to a private hospital in Neyyattinkara following allegations that his family denied him proper treatment.
Chandy was taken to the Karnataka capital by air ambulance from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. The Puthuppally MLA will be admitted to HCG Oncology Centre in Bengaluru, where he was seeking treatment for cancer after the laser surgery in Germany he underwent last year.
Meanwhile, Oommen Chandy once again dismissed allegations of denying proper care. The allegations levelled against his family were baseless, he said. He had earlier released a video when the controversy made headlines. The brother of Chandy even wrote to the chief minister and health minister alleging the MLA’s close relatives were delaying treatment in Bengaluru and he was supposed to go there days ago.
He was treated for infection in the lungs at Thiruvananthapuram hospital. However, he travelled in a car from the hospital to the airport. An ambulance, a medical team formed to oversee his treatment, wife Mariyamma, children Chandy Oommen, Mariam Oommen, and Achu Oommen, and MP Benny Behanan accompanied him.