Minister Veena George's remark over death of lady doctor draws flak

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Health Minister Veena George | Photo: Facebook

Kollam: Kerala Health Minister Veena George has been drawing criticism from several quarters for her remark over the murder of a young house surgeon on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old woman house surgeon was stabbed to death by Sandeep, a patient, who was brought to a hospital in Kottarakara.

Reacting to the murder, the minister said that the doctor was a house surgeon, and she was new to the field. According to her, the assailant attacked her when she fell down in fear.

Leader of Opposition VD Satheesan said this sad incident occurred as the police is "inefficient". "It's been said the patient was brought to the hospital by a police team. They knew the patient was in a violent state and they failed to act appropriately. And the statement of George is untenable and it means that doctors should now learn karate and kalayaripayettu for their self defence. This Health Minister will enter Guinness for becoming the Minister who would have ordered the maximum probes," said Satheesan.

Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said this shows the way the health sector in the state is run and it's come to a stage that the health sector doesn't have a proper and effective leader.

Ganesh Kumar MLA criticised the minister's comments and questioned how a person could resist a drug addict's attack. He pointed out that the assailant had brutally attacked the doctor, overpowering and stabbing her multiple times.

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