Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23: A controversy is brewing after TV channels aired purported footage of a Onam 'sadya' (feast) being held on Saturday, Aug 22 allegedly in an operation theatre (OT) 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.
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.