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Kerala govt. scrambles to contain fallout of child’s death due to alleged treatment denial


The Kerala government on Sunday appeared to scramble to control the potential political fallout of the death of a three-year-old child who was allegedly denied treatment in at least three government hospitals in Ernakulam and Alappuzha districts.

Health Minister K.K. Shylaja ordered an inquiry into the death of the child who perished on Saturday after an indeterminate number of days after he accidentally swallowed a coin.

Ms. Shylaja termed the child’s death as unfortunate and a tragedy that should have never occurred. She said she had sought a report from the Secretary, Health Department.

The child hailed from ...


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