Kerala doctor death: Doctors continue protest demanding workplace safety

The Kerala doctors continued their protest on Thursday over the incident of a woman doctor’s death by stabbing while on duty by a patient.Hospitals across the state have seen doctors only attending emergency services. IMA said they would continue their strike till 8 am on Friday. They will decide their future course of action after wide consultation among the doctor community in the state.

The doctor, Vandana Das (23), on Wednesday, was on duty at a government hospital in Kerala’s Kollam district when she was stabbed to death by a school teacher who was brought to the medical facility for a medical examination by the police.

IMA also demanded that the government declare hospitals as protection zones. These two demands will be raised in a meeting on Thursday that they will have with Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, said IMA Kerala President Dr. Sulfi.IMA also demanded that Vandana’s murder should be investigated by a special investigation team.Kerala’s Kottarakkara magistrate court on Wednesday remanded accused G Sandeep for 14 days in the Dr Vandana Das murder case & also suspended from his position.

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