On March 22, 2020, Indians stood at their windows and balconies, clapped and expressed their gratitude towards doctors and healthcare workers who are working tirelessly to keep citizens safe amid the crisis. But after that their behavior completely and they started abusing, assaulting and pelting those doctors with stones. These are the same doctors that went to treat people in raincoats and helmets when the government wasn’t able to provide medical PPE. Such behavior of Indians with doctors is shameless.
In every town and city nurses and doctors are being berated and chased away. Many of them were given eviction threats in Delhi. Asha workers of Bangalore had their phones snatched while they were conducting a survey of people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat Congregation in Nizamuddin. Many degrading patients spat on doctors at Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan Hospital doctors.
Due to such behavior of Indians with doctors, The Ministry of Home Affairs has now requested states to provide medical teams with a paramilitary cover whenever they enter the hotspots. For how long our doctors need to endure such behavior? Has the coronavirus made our society so disgraceful?