Minister Veena George accuses Opposition, media of misinterpreting her remarks on doctor’s death


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Health Minister Veena George | Photo: Facebook

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Minister for Health Veena George clarified her remarks over the death of Dr Vandana Das at Kottarakkara Taluk Hospital on Wednesday. She slammed that the media and Opposition were misinterpreting her statements for consciously evoking a controversy.

“The cruel mindset to spark a controversy even amid a tragedy has surfaced here. My words are available for anyone to check. My acquaintances know that I am not a person who makes insensitive comments,” read the minister's latest Facebook post.

Health Minister Veena George at Vandana's house | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Though it is not a time to come forward with such explanations, the post has been published for the public to understand the reality, she added.

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The minister had spoken to the media following the death of Dr Vandana Das by a drug addict who was brought to Kottarakkara Taluk Hospital by police on Wednesday. After expressing her grief over the incident, the health minister said that the victim was a house surgeon and she was not much experienced in her field. Hence, she might have got scared by the attack, added the minister.

Soon after her comments gained traction in the media, the leaders of opposition raised severe criticism against the minister.


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