Doctor assigned COVID-19 duty in Tamil Nadu booked for travelling to Kerala
Kerala Police booked a woman doctor for crossing the state border. The doctor was working in Tamil Nadu's Asharipallam Medical College Hospital, where coronavirus patients are undergoing treatment
Thiruvananthapuram: A doctor from Kanjiramkulam, who was on coronavirus duty in Tamil Nadu was booked by Thiruvananthapuram rural police for travelling back home after crossing the state border. The doctor was supposed to be on duty in Asharipallam Medical College Hospital in Nagercoil.
Asharipallam Medical College in Kanyakumari district is a prominent public hospital where COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment. The police on Thursday morning reached the doctor's house and put her under home quarantine.
It is reported that the doctor may have crossed the inter-state border on foot.
The doctor's husband, who is also a doctor in the Kerala Health Department, was also slapped with a case for facilitating the illegal inter-state travel of his wife in violation of the lockdown.
The duo was booked under the Kerala Epidemic Diseases Ordinance.
11 new coronavirus cases were reported as of 8am on April 23 in Kerala, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This brings the total reported cases of coronavirus in Kerala to 438. Among the total people infected as on date, 323 have recovered and 3 have passed away.