While the nation stands in solidarity with our doctors, nurses and health workers, working in the frontline to fight the pandemic, there are still some people who are heckling them, treating them badly and accusing them of spreading coronavirus.
This is not done😔☹— Dr. Ajay Chikara IRS (@ajaychikara) April 9, 2020
2 Doctors Of Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital, Out To Buy Groceries, Assaulted – NDTV https://t.co/XeneiNL8CA
When they went to the market near Gautam Nagar area they were confronted by a man who harassed them for not isolating themselves inside their house.
Reportedly, the man further stated, in the presence of doctors there might be risk of Covid-19 spreading. When the two doctors tried confronting the locals, they were attacked.
#Watch | 2 doctors of Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital, out to buy groceries, assaulted#CoronavirusPandemic— NDTV (@ndtv) April 9, 2020
Read here: https://t.co/TiN9ZwKbcQ pic.twitter.com/3I4RvAihja
Later, the accused was identified as a 42-year-old interior designer. He was arrested on Wednesday night by the Delhi police. The doctors, on the other hand, were taken back to Safdarjung Hospital where they were treated for their injuries.
Even Twitter was shocked to hear the news and this is how they reacted to the story.
But why they were assaulted.?— preeti rawat (@preetirawat2020) April 9, 2020
This is so annoying…— sunitajadhav (@sunmor2901) April 9, 2020
We don’t deserve doctors— Yusuf (@yusufahmed728) April 9, 2020
Why are people doing this
I think army is needed to punish those who are attacking on doctors and police force— Bisht (@pahadifellow) April 9, 2020
I think PM needs to brief people about the role of doctors and how they are risking their lives for common people.— Raghav Sood (@Raghavsood25) April 9, 2020
Taaliyan aur pataake to bajaa liye the kya pta doctors ko bhi na pareshan krein fir
Ashmed of hearing attack on doctor’s— Advocate DINENDRA KUMAR SINHA (@KumarDksinha) April 9, 2020
Who save lives are meteted with such treatment. I request Shri Amit Shah for immediate arrest of such mindless People n action in strongest term b taken,to avoid n built confidence in Doctors fraternity.
Reality of our society how selfish we are. Hypocrites banging thalis and lighting the diyas, but when it comes in realto support them, They show their real face.— Faizan Chaudhary (@Faizan733) April 9, 2020
We all need to understand that doctors are here for us, to help us and in no way is it fair for us to treat them like this. They are the ones putting their own lives at risk to save ours. And, we must treat them with respect. That’s the least we can do.
Currently, there are about 20 coronavirus hotspots in the national capital that have been sealed. The state government has also made face masks compulsory for all those who are stepping out of their house.