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Amit Shah rushes to assure doctors of safety after incidents of assault

PTI
Published Apr 22, 2020, 11:59 am IST
Updated Apr 22, 2020, 11:59 am IST
There have been reports of doctors being abused, beaten and denied entry into residences
Medics wearing protective suits use a thermal screening device on an employee at a pizza shop during a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic, in Bhopal. PTI photo
 Medics wearing protective suits use a thermal screening device on an employee at a pizza shop during a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic, in Bhopal. PTI photo

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday interacted with a group of doctors and representatives of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and appreciated their good work besides assuring them security, officials said.

This comes amid reports of attacks on healthcare workers and assaults on some doctors engaged in COVID-19 duties in different parts of the country.

 

The home minister interacted with the doctors and the IMA through video-conferencing, a home ministry official said.

Shah appreciated their good work and assured them full security, he said.

The home minister appealed to them to not do even a symbolic protest as the government is with the doctors, the official said.

The IMA was planning to stage protests against assaults on some doctors and healthcare workers engaged in COVID-19 duties.

There have been reports of doctors being abused, beaten and denied entry into residences.

Families of at least two doctors, who succumbed to the novel coronavirus in Shillong and Chennai, had faced opposition while performing their last rites as the locals claimed that burying them in their localities may lead to the spread of the infection.

 

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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