Ujjain: In yet another case of misconduct against doctors and medical staff, a team of healthcare workers, who had gone to Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain for a medical survey, were allegedly verbally abused and threatened by residents on Tuesday. Also Read - Undaunted by Stone-Pelting Attack, Doctors & Health Workers Return to Indore's Tatpatti Bakhal For Screening
The incident happened in Bilotipura area in Ujjain,where the medical team was supposed to collect health-related information of the residents. However, allegedly refusing to share any information, the residents threatened to pelt stones at them and warned them to not visit the area again. Also Read - Indore COVID-19 Attack: 13 Arrested For Pelting Stones at Medical Team, NSA Slapped on Four
Health professional, Archana Sharma, who was part of the team told ANI, ”They told us they won’t share info. When we told them it’s for their own protection, they threatened to pelt stones at us if we come again. Police had to accompany us. We had approach volunteers of the area after which situation improved.”
After the situation escalated, police intervened in the matter and controlled the situation.
Prior to this, health workers in Indore were attacked and stones were pelted on them as they were on their duty to screen people for coronavirus. The video of the incident had sparked outrage across the nation, with people calling for the protection of doctors who are at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19.
The Indore Police had later arrested 13 people and four of them had been booked under the stringent National Security Act for for pelting stones at the medical team.