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Police vs doctors: Harassment of Covid “heroes”, by Covid “heroes”?

Nadeem Ali , Mehreen Maqsood , Altaf Ahmad Kawoosa

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2020.079


Abstract

Violence against medical professionals and destruction of hospital property by frustrated patients and their relatives occur frequently in India (1) and in other countries (2, 3). However, harassment of healthcare workers by the police has, so far, not been an issue in the Indian healthcare system. Now, cases of harassment of medical professionals by the police have emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ironically, both doctors and police personnel have been considered “frontline heroes” against the pandemic in India. We present some cases of such attacks.

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