Idukki: A 40-year-old man who reached the Nava Kerala Sadas venue in Adimaly seeking aid for treatment collapsed and died before he was rushed to Adimaly Taluk Hospital on Monday afternoon. The deceased is Ganeshan a resident of Lakkad Estate in Devikulam.
According to Adimaly police, Ganeshan had earlier suffered bouts of fits. It is learnt that he came to the Sadas seeking financial help for the treatment. He collapsed near the entrance of the Sadas being held at Viswadeepthi School at around 12.30 pm. Though he was rushed to the hospital, he could not be saved, said cops. Arjunan and Muniyamma are his parents.
“Ganeshan was my classmate. He stopped schooling in Class 9 after a bout of seizures. He belonged to a scheduled community and was trying to be a beneficiary of disability pension scheme as he could not work because of the ailment. However, there was an issue with him getting a medical certificate with a 40 per cent disability.
"He had earlier told me that he wanted to meet the CM in person at the Sadas. When he was told that was not possible, he wanted to hand over his memorandum to the officials,” Devikulam ward member and welfare standing committee member of the civic body Veeramani K told Onmanorama.
Ganeshan’s aged parents are still members of the employment guarantee scheme and go to work. His brother and sister work in an estate.
“There was no rush at the Sadas. I was told that he fainted and fell to the ground. Cops rushed him to the hospital. But he could not be saved. His funeral will be held on Tuesday at the cemetery near his house,” Veeramani added.