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Veena George says no rise in attacks on doctors, seeks approval to file revised reply later

Health Minister Veena George has courted controversy when she made a written reply that the government had not noticed any increase in attacks on doctors and health workers.

Published: 13th August 2021 06:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2021 06:33 AM   |  A+A-

Health Minister Veena George

Kerala Health Minister Veena George. (Photo | Express)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Health Minister Veena George has courted controversy when she made a written reply that the government had not noticed any increase in attacks on doctors and health workers. Her response to the question by MLA Mathew Kuzhalnadan came at a time the doctors have complained of increasing physical assaults on them even by CPM members.

Veena’s response came on a question raised on August 4, a month after doctors staged a protest in Alappuzha against the attack on Dr Sarath Chandraprasad by three CPM men. Before that, on May 14, Dr Rahul Mathew, a duty doctor in Mavelikara taluk hospital, was assaulted while on duty by a civil police officer. After her reply created a controversy, the minister is learnt to have sought approval of the speaker to furnish a revised reply as the submitted reply was incomplete.



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