HC orders not to discharge ailing student from hospital

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Chennai, Nov 21 (UNI) Madras High Court today restrained the Government hospital authorities from discharging ailing student Bharathi Kannan, who was brutally attacked in a group clash at Dr Ambedkar Law College on November 12.

Admitting a writ petition filed by Karuppiah, father of Bharathi Kannan, Justice Ms K Suguna ordered not to discharge the student from the hospital till November 25, and directed the Esplanade Police Inspector to file a counter.

Karuppiah, in his petition said that his son was brutally attacked by another group of students inside the Law college and was admitted to the Government hospital in an unconscious state.

''His entire bones were broken. Doctors have already performed operation on his head and brain and still he is in an unconscious state,'' he said adding, ''in this stage, for obvious reason the Esplanade Police Inspector was exerting undue pressure to the Dean of the government hospital to discharge my son immediately.'' ''My son is still under severe mental shock with frequent nightmare bouts and under sedative influence, he said adding that the police custody of his son would affect him.'' ''If treatment is to be given to him, that could be done in the Prison Hospital,'' Karuppiah contended.

'' My son may be immobilised to a larger extent due to the nature of the injury he had sustained and his right leg may be amputated and in such situation, he is liable to be attended and monitored regularly by team of super specialty doctors of Orthopedics, Neurology, Cardilogy, and Psychiatriy and backed up with parmedical and parental care,'' he added.

In the petition, Karuppiah also said, that till his son fully recovers from his ailment, he should not be discharged from the hospital.

Karuppiah also sought the court for immediate intervention into this matter and restrain the hospital authorities from discharging his son.


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