Coronavirus: India doctors 'spat at and attacked'
Several healthcare workers in India have been attacked as they battle to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Reports say doctors have been spat at and chased away from homes, and that in one case patients directed abusive and vulgar language towards female nurses.
Some physicians and their families have also been ostracised by their neighbours because of their exposure to patients infected with Covid-19.
One video, which has gone viral, showed a mob throwing stones at two female doctors wearing personal protective equipment in the central city of Indore.
The doctors had gone to a densely-populated area to check on a woman suspected of having Covid-19 when they came under attack.
Despite being injured, one of the doctors seen in the video, Zakiya Sayed, said the incident "won't deter me from doing my duty".
"We were on our usual round to screen suspected cases," she told the BBC. "We never thought that we would be attacked."
"I had never seen scenes like that. It was frightening. We somehow fled from the mob. I am injured but not scared at all."
Dr Sayed added: "We had no reason to suspect that people would be agitated against medical teams."
"We are working to keep people safe. We had information about a person coming in contact with a Covid-19 patient. We were talking to the person when residents got agitated and attacked us."
Seven people have been arrested in connection with the incident.
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Here's an idea doctors and nurses in India. Stay home, focus on your families and wait and see how fast they'll be crawling to you for assistance
Leave them alone then. They've shown they don't want help. We have a surplus of people, no point wasting scarce medical staff and resources on this particular group of them.
Nothing can justify the attack against medical team.
It’s not 1600 it’s 2020. When will people start acting appropriately?
Send in the police with the bamboo sticks to put some order in place
Modi should arrange a safe hostel for these doctors in each city.
Some people should just be quarantined and left to their own. Have soldiers evacuate those who wish to leave and then lock the place down. No one in or out.
Muslim group in Indore spat at doctors and attacked them. These people also attacked police.
You can imagine how they treat their normal hindu neighbors then, if they can’t even respect doctors
That’s terrorism.. Can they be shot in self defense ?
They should just leave the radical jihadists neighborhoods alone and let them spread the virus between all of them. Go collect the bodies at the end of the month and have a big bonfire.
India is a strange place. Enjoy the good but I'll never go.
Vishnu please save India
It's a shame that these educated medical professionals are trying to do their jobs---keeping sick people as healthy as possible---and these uneducated, illiterate, hyper-religious fools attack them for it.
I think the impact of COVID-19 will be devastating for them in the near future.
What a strange backward country.
Again, Yahoo and BBC are all anti Indian, proven the facts.
MATH Now !!
Only the largest de ratic India can stop the virus.
The black death and the flu of 1918 brought out the worst instincts and behavior in humans. Coronavirus will be no exception.
this one crazy country that I wound not go to even if someone offer me a million dollars. I used to call the country "the land of the rape"
Good ol' India, they never let you down....
Education matters which is completely lacking in India
Neha Patel12 hours ago
This kind of people are virus in themselves in the country. They deserve nothing good.
They are not saints, they too work for money only.
indians deserve some population control if they are going to be this stupid. In the west they are cheering the care workers. I give up on indians. They are beyond help
They put innocent Kashmiris in lockdown almost 250 days ago. Killed more than 100000 in the past 5 years. Now it’s time to pay back.