Treatment at Apollo: Kodiyeri Balakrishnan leaves for Chennai in air ambulance

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan-Ambulance in which veteran was taken to TVM airport / Photos: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: CPM veteran Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has left for Chennai on Monday for treatment at the Apollo Hospital. Wife Vinodini also accompanied him.

Kodiyeri has not been keeping well and was resting at his apartment near AKG Centre here. He intimated his willingness to step down as state secretary the other day.

CM Pinarayi Vijayan, wife Kamala, his daughter Veena, newly-elected CPM state secretary MV Govindan, politburo member MA Baby, former ministers AK Balan and M Vijayakumar visited him ahead of his trip.

A team from Apollo Hospital had arrived at the capital on Sunday evening. The air ambulance for the trip was also made ready.

By morning 10:30, he was taken to Thiruvananthapuram airport and from there he left for Chennai.

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