Kerala doctor murder: State govt to issue ordinance amending hospital protection law

Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, Sabarimala verdict, Sabarimala temple, LDF, UDF
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. File photo.

The Kerala government on Thursday said it was going to issue an ordinance amending the law for protection of hospitals to ensure the safety of doctors and healthcare professionals in the state.

The decision was announced by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the wake of the killing of a 23-year-old doctor — Vandana Das — at a taluk hospital in Kollam district by a man brought there for treatment by the police, and the resultant widespread protests by doctors, medical students and healthcare professionals.

He said the ordinance would be introduced in the next cabinet meeting.

Besides issuance of the ordinance, the CM said that police outposts would be set up at major hospitals in the state.

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