Onam feast at Operation theatre in medical college hospital

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015,22:54 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | A controversy is brewing after TV channels aired purported footage of a Onam ‘sadya’ (feast) being held today allegedly in an operation theatre in the medical college hospital here, prompting the government to order a probe.
We have ordered an inquiry into the incident to find out if it is true or not. College authorities have denied it, Kerala Health Minsiter V S Sivakumar said tonight. The Health Secretary had been asked to conduct the probe, the minister said.
Television channels showed footage of the Onam festivities at the operation theatre of the cardiology department. A floral carpet ‘Pookalam’ was also laid to greet the 100 odd staff, including doctors. However, College Principal, Dr Thomas Mathew, has denied it saying the ‘sadya’ was held in the canteen.