Slain doctor Vandana Das cremated in Kottayam, hundreds attend last rites

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Kottayam: Tears rolled down the cheeks of everyone as they paid their last respects to Dr Vandana Das, who was stabbed to death by a patient on Wednesday. Her funeral took place in the vicinity of her house in Kottayam Muttuchira on Thursday afternoon.

Hundreds of people from various walks of life including ministers, MLAs paid their last respects to the deceased doctor, Vandana Das at her residence, where the mortal remains were kept for public homage.

The 23-year-old of house surgeon was stabbed to death while dressing the injuries of a man brought to the Kottarakkara Taluk Hospital.

Earlier today, Indian Medical Association (IMA) declared that the strike called after the killing of Dr Vandana Das will continue in Kerala. The strike will go on until the government launches an ordinance for hospital security and assuring the safety of the doctors. The decision to proceed with the strike came up after a meeting with the chief minister on Thursday morning.

IMA urged the government to introduce the ordinance in a time-bound manner.

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