Under attack from opposition parties and medical professionals over the gruesome killing of a young doctor two days ago, the Kerala government on Friday announced more measures to assuage their concerns, including setting up of a panel to address the fraternity’s long-pending demands.
Dr Vandana Das, a native of Kaduthuruthy area of Kottayam district and the only child of her parents, was working at a taluk hospital in Kollam district when she was stabbed several times. She later succumbed to her injuries. Following the attack on her, protests erupted in various hospitals across the state, with healthcare professionals, medical interns, students and house surgeons taking to the streets. .
The proposed committee, to be headed by the secretary of medical education, would study various issues raised by postgraduate students and house surgeons and submit a report within one month, Health Minister Veena George said.
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