THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The doctors at the Vellanadu Community Health Centre (CHC) who had gone on leave following an assault on a doctor last week rejoined duty after the offices of the Speaker and the Health Minister assured them full security and protection. Though the doctors had rejoined duty based on the assurance, the Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) said that they would continue their protest till all the culprits are arrested.
The doctors at the CHC had gone on leave from August 16 after a group of people, including Congress workers, assaulted Dr G Nijju, who was in charge of the CHC, and two lady doctors.
KGMOA district secretary Dr Vijayakrishnan said that the doctors had decided to rejoin duty after an assurance from the offices of the Speaker and Health Minister. ‘’Though the doctors have rejoined duty, the Association will continue the protest till all the culprits are arrested. The police have arrested one person but the main accused in the case - Vellanad Sasi, who is a panchayat member, is still walking free,’’ he said. The KGMOA district committee had decided on Wednesday to go in for a one-day token strike on August 28 if the culprits are not arrested by then.
The KGMOA had gone on a token strike on Wednesday, demanding the arrest of all accused in the case. Vijayakrishnan alleged that the police were not nabbing the main accused even after a complaint had been registered against him.