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Traffic halts on Chennai's TTK road as Karunanidhi supporters throng outside hospital

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 28, 2018, 6:45 pm IST
Updated Jul 28, 2018, 6:45 pm IST
Cops deployed in the area had difficult time controlling crowd, while patients, visitors and hospital staff struggled to enter hospital.
DMK supporters wait outside hospital where Karunanidhi is admitted. (Photo: PTI)
 DMK supporters wait outside hospital where Karunanidhi is admitted. (Photo: PTI)

Chennai: The influx of politicians, party supporters, well wishers outside Kauvery Hospital, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi has been admitted, continued to increase leading to traffic on the bustling TTK road in Chennai to come to a standstill on Saturday.

Policemen deployed in the area had a difficult time controlling the crowd, while patients, visitors and hospital staff struggled to enter the hospital.

 

According to reports, a narrow stretch laden with broken stones, between a transformer and the compound wall is the only way to enter and exit the premises. 

“The hospital could have warned us or made provisions for a separate entrance for us,” S Saraswathi whose 11-year-old son is undergoing cancer treatment at the hospital told The Times of India

Saraswathi, like many other visitors, had to scale a wall with the help of two police personnel to get inside. 

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Movement of ambulances to and from Kauvery Hospital were also strained and it took an ambulance more than usual time to cover the distance between the hospital and main road.

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