New Delhi: Amid reports of medical professionals treating coronavirus patients being evicted from their accommodations, doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, seeking appropriate action in such cases. Also Read - 'Alarming How Neighbours Are Ostracising Crew Who Went Abroad,' Writes Air India
In a statement, the Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) of AIIMS, said, “We condemn such attitude and request you to release an order prohibiting the landlords/owners from evicting the tirelessly working doctors and other healthcare professionals from their rented houses.”
“This would also ensure our selfless services to our country in crucial time of COVID-19 pandemic,” the letter added.
The doctors further requested the Home Minister to arrange for proper transport of the healthcare professionals, who, the doctors said, were facing problems in transportation due to the complete lockdown of public transport in the country, which has been enforced in a bid to contain the rapidly-spreading infection.
The issue of ‘harassment’ of doctors was also raised by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in a press conference today.
Notably, in recent days, there have also been reports of Air India and IndiGo Airlines employees, who have been involved in evacuation of Indian nationals from various COVID-19 affected countries, being ‘ostracised’ by their neighbours over fears that the airline employees, too, have contracted the infection.
Interestingly, on Sunday, people from all over the country had applauded those leading India’s fight against coronavirus, as requested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Thursday.