Thrissur: Elephant Thechikottukavu Ramachandran underwent a medical examination on Saturday morning and doctors found that his health condition is satisfactory. The medical examination found that the elephant is fit to be paraded for Thrissur Pooram.
A 3-member medical team comprising Dr David, Dr Vivek and Dr Biju examined Thechikottukavu Ramachandran on Saturday morning for over one hour and said that his health condition is good. The elephant has no wound marks on his body and is also not in musth state. Doctors also said that the eyesight of the elephant in one eye is not completely lost.
The elephant is obeying the orders of the mahout and the report prepared by the medical team will be submitted to the Thrissur district collector T V Anupama on Saturday morning itself.
A decision for a medical checkup was reached in a meeting of the district level monitoring committee. Following this, the elephant owners withdrew their stance not to allow any elephant to take part in any festivals from May 11.
The elephant will be allowed to take part in the Thrissur Pooram Vilambaram from 9 am to 10 am on Sunday only if the fitness certificate is approved by the collector. Pooram Vilambaram is a custom where the south entrance gate of the Vadakkunnathan Temple, which hosts the Thrissur Pooram, will be pushed open by an elephant. The gate will remain open till the end of the festival.