Kerala doctor killing case gets FORDA to send letter to Union health minister

Kerala: Doctors’ body FORDA is angry and protesting on the streets of Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram over the killing of a female doctor. In a horrific incident that took place on Wednesday, a female doctor was murdered by the patient she was looking after. Doctor Vandana Das was brutally stabbed while on duty. Following this, FORDA has written a letter to Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

The letter says that urgent action is needed for the safety of medical personnel and asks for immediate justice. They further requested for measures like Swift Justice, Compensation and Support as well as Health Care Protection Act. The attacker named Sandeep was a school teacher under suspension. He was admitted after a fight with family members. Out of the blue he started attacking people standing near him with scissors and scalpel.

The letter appealed to Mansukh Mandaviya that the accused should be given maximum punishment for homicide as well as should bear with the financial compensation for the victim’s family as is done in the recognition of the sacrifice of a martyr. The last one being the implementation of the Healthcare Protection Act. Moreover, FORDA has appealed Resident Doctors’ Associations (RDAs) associated with it to observe mourning and observe a minute silence in her remembrance.

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