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Three Kerala doctors suspended for taking pics of patient during delivery

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Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi, Sep 23 :

Three Kerala doctors who were booked after pictures of a patient of theirs undergoing a caesarean section went viral on the social media, were suspended from service by the health department Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, the Kerala High Court had denied anticipatory bail to the three.

The suspension came after Kannur district medical officer K.J. Reena submitted her report to health authorities.

A woman from Kasargode district had delivered triplets July 18 through C-section at the state-run Payyanur taluk hospital. In the past few days, visuals of the delivery went viral on the social media, forcing her to file a police complaint.

Following her complaint the Payyanur police registered a case and began a probe. The matter was also investigated by Reena.

Reena told reporters in Kannur Tuesday that the visuals do show the C-section performed at the Payyanur taluk hospital.

Four other staff members who were present during the delivery have also been booked.

Numerous political outfits staged protests in front of the hospital and demanded action against the erring officials.

The three doctors had stopped coming to work and their mobile phones were switched off.

(IANS)