Kochi: Kerala on Friday logged 8,867 new Covid-19 sufferers from 79,554 samples examined over the past 24 hours. The State recorded 67 deaths taking the fatalities to 26,734 until date.
Medical doctors belonging to the Kerala Authorities service launched the second part of their agitation on Friday demanding higher service situation and restoration of pay and allowances that have been lowered drastically because the pandemic struck the State.
Issues took a flip for the more serious on Friday as a gaggle of politicians together with the panchayath president of Sooranadu in Kollam district bodily assaulted Dr Ganesh, the obligation physician of Sasthamkotta. Sreekumar, the panchayath president and a gaggle of politicians had brough the useless physique of a younger girl late Thursday evening to the hospital and needed the obligation physician to concern a loss of life certificates. However Dr Ganesh, who was the lone physician on obligation requested them to attend for couple of minutes as he was attending to an emergency case , stated Dr T N Suresh, common secretary, Kerala Authorities Medical Officers Affiliation.
“Moreover, there are guidelines to issue death certificate. The doctor has to check the factors that led to the death. The persons who had accompanied the body refused to bring to the ward and insisted that Dr Ganesh should go to the vehicle to inspect the body. This was a dubious demand,” stated Dr Suresh. The video of the group attacking the physician went viral by Friday morning.
One of many main calls for raised by the KGMOA is the security of the obligation medical doctors from the assault of individuals accompanying the sufferers.