GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Hospital has been told to release the full medical report on T Nhaveen, 18, who was brutally assaulted and abused by five men at a field last week.
Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh said the report would allow Nhaveen’s family to seek the second opinion they want.
“We hope the hospital will cooperate. A tentative medical report would do for now as he is critically ill. This would allow the family to seek a second opinion.
“We have also requested the hospital to allow a specialist to visit Nhaveen,” Ramkarpal said after a candlelight vigil outside the hospital last night.
Ramkarpal also furnished a copy of the letter asking for a medical report sent by hand to Penang Hospital director Dr Norsidah Ismail yesterday afternoon.
He felt Nhaveen’s condition should not be classified as “brain-dead” unless it was confirmed via the general hospital’s official medical reports.
Earlier, Ramkarpal and Seri Delima assembly member RSN Rayer took part in a candlelight vigil praying for Nhaveen’s recovery.
Both of them consoled his mother D Shanti, 43, who was seen sobbing away as they embraced her.
Nhaveen was assaulted by five men with crash helmets late Friday night to early Saturday morning.
He suffered from internal bleeding, injuries to his abdomen, his privates, and cigarette burn marks on his back. His anus was also found to have been penetrated with a blunt object.
Nhaveen is now in the intensive care unit at the Penang Hospital.
Police say medical examiners have declared him to be “brain-dead”, while hospital authorities remain mum on his condition.
Relatives allowed access to Nhaveen say that his heart rate had fluctuated from “good to not good” but hoped that he would step out from his “coma-like” state.