Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday interacted with a gaggle of docs and representatives of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and appreciated their good work apart from assuring them safety, officers mentioned.
This comes amid studies of assaults on healthcare staff and assaults on some docs engaged in COVID-19 duties in several components of the nation.
The residence minister interacted with the docs and the IMA via video-conferencing, a house ministry official mentioned. Shah appreciated their good work and warranted them full safety, he mentioned.
The residence minister appealed to them to not do even a symbolic protest as the federal government is with the docs, the official mentioned. The IMA was planning to stage protests towards assaults on some docs and healthcare staff engaged in COVID-19 duties.
There have been studies of docs being abused, crushed and denied entry into residences. Families of at the very least two docs, who succumbed to the novel coronavirus in Shillong and Chennai, had confronted opposition whereas performing their final rites because the locals claimed that burying them of their localities might result in the unfold of the an infection.