Monday, July 10, 2017

CM steps in to bring body from Gulf

Thiruvananthapuram/Kozhikode: The body of a Malayali which got stranded in Saudi Arabia was finally given permission to be brought to Karipur after chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan intervened in the issue.
The repatriation of Prakash Damodaran's body got delayed after Karipur airport officials issued a circular insisting on 48-hour advance intimation and prior approval for arrival of mortal remains.
The chief minister wrote to the Centre against the circular issued by the health officer of Karipur airport which had invoked severe criticism from various quarters. Subsequently, the deputy director general of Union health and family welfare department communicated with the health officer at the Karipur airport and urged him to take necessary steps for the immediate repatriation of the body.
The body will be brought in an Air India Express flight from Dammam, which will reach Karipur airport by 9.30am on Monday.
10/07/17 Times of India