A woman employee of a government hospital in Idukki district has been suspended after she was caught on camera behaving 'rudely' with patients and bystanders.

Health Minister, K K Shylaja, suspended the woman yesterday after a video purportedly showing her behaving rudely with patients and bystanders, went viral.

The suspension is on the basis of a preliminary enquiry. After a detailed probe, further action will be taken, the minister said in a Facebook Post.

The Idukki District Medical Officer (DMO) has been asked to file his report on the incident.

"Government hospitals have to be totally patient-friendly. Those creating hurdles in government's efforts to achieve this goal, will not be spared," she said.

"Hospitals are not power centres, but service centres and each employee has to be conscious of it," she added. 

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