Chief Minister Oommen Chandy arrives at Puttingal Temple tragic spot

Sunday, Apr 10, 2016,12:24 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy arrives in Kollam Puttingal tragic spot to take a brief account of the incident. 300 people are still in hospital out of which some are in critical condition. He said post-mortem will be carried out expeditiously so that the bodies are handed over to their kin at the earliest,Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said to the media reporters. He has also said top medical treatments will be provided to the deceased.

The moment Oommen chandy reached at Parvur, Sonia Gandhi had called up to convey the condolence, he said. He later on said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Thiruvananthapuram by 2:20 and will later leave from Kollam helipad to zilla hospital, Kollam. Around 4 pm Prime Minister Modi will call up a meeting to discuss about the Kollam Puttingal tragedy.

Chief Minister Ommen Chandy  said, ” I congratulate police and fire rescue operation department and also the public. The public did a commendable job in the wake of the tragedy and I congratulate all of them on the behalf of the government. 98 percent are injured and 300 people admitted in kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts.

Sufficient medical facilities are available here. With regard to medical aid, Chandy said the Central government has offered any kind of assistance but at the moment we are self-sufficient. He said sufficient medical facilities are available in the state and we are going to provide the best medical care.

56 out of 103 have been identified. He also also assured they will give full free treatment for the injured wherever they decide. All the medical aid expenditure will beared by government. Asked whether any action will be taken against temple authorities for conducting the display of fireworks since the authorities had denied permission for it, the Chief Minister said a decision regarding this will be taken at a Cabinet meeting to be held shortly, where they will decide what course of actions should be taken against the Dewasom board authorities.

The Dewasom board members are all esconding. They have all gone underground.