Even as the government tried to defend itself by stating that there was no dearth of medical facilities like medicines, doctors and para-medical staff, LDF members staged a walkout in protest against government's refusal to hold a discussion on the 'pitiable' condition of state-run hospitals.
    
Seeking an adjournment motion on the issue, VS Sunilkumar (CPI) lashed out at the government over the lack of facilities in medical centres. Sunilkumar said that a 10-year-old girl at a tribal hamlet at Achankovil in Kollam district died after she failed to get treatment in time.

"It is a disgrace for Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and State Health Minister VS Sivakumar who asserts that everything in the health sector is perfect," he said. "Her life could not be saved because she did not receive right treatment at the right time," he said.
    
He also brought to the notice of the House the death of three infants born to a tribal woman at Wayanad allegedly due to lack of medical help. Sunilkumar also mentioned about the increase in the number of child deaths in Attapady tribal belt area in the state due to malnutrition and said that 89 children had died in recent times.

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