Ponnani: A patient was injured Wednesday as the ceiling of the Mother & Child Hospital here inaugurated by the chief minister 19 days ago crashed down.
The ceiling crashed down in front of the pharmacy in the hospital around noon on Wednesday. The injured patient was standing in the queue in front of the pharmacy. Others in the queue managed to run away, averting more casualties.
The crashing of the hospital ceiling, immediately after the inauguration held with much pomp, has given rise to widespread protests. The building was constructed by the Public Works Department (PWD). Both Congress and IUML have come out with the accusation that the damage was a result of the irregularities in construction and the corruption.
Speaker P.Sreeramakrishnan, who represents the Assembly constituency, said that explanation will be sought from the concerned officials.
Ponnani Municipal chairman C P Muhammed Kunji said that negligence was cause of the mishap and that the contractors had committed unpardonable lapse. He added that explanations have been sought from the concerned officials.
Santo Sebastian, assistant engineer, PWD – Buildings, said that the mishap was caused by the ceiling sheets bending due to extreme heat. The PWD has sought explanation from the contractors, and repair work will be carried out immediately.
The comments posted here/below/in the given space are not on behalf of Onmanorama. The person posting the comment will be in sole ownership of its responsibility. According to the central government's IT rules, obscene or offensive statement made against a person, religion, community or nation is a punishable offense, and legal action would be taken against people who indulge in such activities.