Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy
Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy. Image Credit: Gulf News archives

Thiruvananthapuram: The health condition of two-time former Kerala Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader, Oommen Chandy has clarified on social media that his immediate family and the Congress were helping him get the best treatment.

This comes after allegations that Oommen Chandy was not being given proper treatment and his health was deteriorating.

His 42 close relatives, including a sibling, have written to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking constituting a medical board to examine the health of the ailing former CM.

At present, Chandy’s treatment is being managed by his immediate family, while his younger brother Alex V. Chandy, relatives and friends have signed a memorandum and submitted it to Vijayan seeking his intervention.

During the last leg of his second term as the Chief Minister in 2015, Chandy’s voice level had dropped and he was taken to a few hospitals in the state as well as outside the state and abroad for treatment.

On January 1, he returned from treatment from Bengaluru, which was a follow-up treatment after he was treated in Germany.

The present impasse began after Chandy was supposed to return for follow-up treatment to Bengaluru. He did go there but was reported to have returned very quickly.

Meanwhile, Chandy will be proceeding to Bengaluru soon.

Chandy is now the longest serving legislator in the Assembly since 1970.