Kottarakkara Dr Vandana’s murder: Doctors’ strike to continue in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Thursday decided to continue the doctors’ strike, called in the wake of the murder of Dr Vandana Das, till the government addresses their grievances.

While intensive care units ( ICUs) and emergency departments will be exempted from the stir, doctors will stay away from the outpatient (OP) services in the state hospitals, IMA said.

The Kerala unit of the association held talks with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday, a day after the strike began.

After the meeting with the CM, IMA state president N Sulfi told reporters that the CM has given assurance to meet their demands, including a detailed probe into the murder of Dr Vandana and compensation to her family.

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