Marayur: A 36-year old diabetic arrived at his office in an ambulance to prove he is indeed sick, after his superiors refused to grant him leave for medical care though he had 70 days' leave in credit. Babu, a resident of Kaspapetta, Arasalloor, Erode, is a bus driver of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Limited.
As Babu was under care at a private hospital, his wife Annakkodi called up the bus depot and requested manager Subramanian to grant him leave for treatment. As the manager refused it, Babu then reached the depot at 10am Thursday with his wife and children Hari and Meharika. As the security guard refused entry to the family, other workers at the depot prepared for a protest. Sensing trouble, Babu was finally granted leave after an hour.
“I was in deep distress as my leave was rejected though I had 70 days in credit. That is why I came to the depot in an ambulance,” he said.