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Onam feast at Operation theatre: Probe ordered

Onam feast at Operation theatre: Probe ordered

Thiruvananthapuram: A controversy is brewing after TV channels aired purported footage of an Onam 'sadya' (feast) being held Saturday 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," Health Minsiter V S Sivakumar said tonight.

The Health Secretary had been asked to conduct the probe, the minister told PTI.

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.

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