Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Medical Care and Treatment NOW for Uthayakumar

Mum appeals to PM for Uthayakumar's transfer

Wednesday, 16 April 2008 09:38am

Mum appeals to PM for Uthayakumar's transfer Uthayakumar’s mum pleads for his release

New Straits Times

PUTRAJAYA: P. Uthayakumar's mother has appealed for her son to be admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) or a private hospital of her choice.

K. Kalaivaniy, 64, claimed that Uthayakumar's health was deteriorating at the Kamunting detention centre.

She said Uthayakumar, 46, a diabetic, was admitted to the Taiping Hospital in December for high blood sugar but was prematurely discharged despite high glucose levels.

She also claimed prison authorities were deliberately ignoring her son's medical needs and this had worsened his condition.

Saying she feared for his life and safety, she appealed to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to transfer her son to the IJN or a private hospital of her choice.

She said she was willing to bear the cost of medical treatment as she did not wish to burden the authorities with unnecessary medical bills.

Kalaivaniy was accompanied by 70 Hindu Rights Action Force supporters when she went to the Prime Minister's Department to hand over her letter.

She also urged the prime minister to immediately release all five Hindraf leaders.

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