Indore: Healthcare Professionals Attacked Who Had Turned Up To Conduct COVID-19 Tests

In a shocking video that is going viral on the internet, a mob in Indore is seen attacking the doctors who had turned up at the area to conduct COVID-19 tests. This joins the list of attacks against health care workers that have been taking place in the last few days.

India recorded a sharp increase in the number of cases of the coronavirus in the last few days. New clusters have been emerging as testing is increased. The medical fraternity call for help relentlessly as negligent citizens continue to flaunt on the streets for no reason. While on one hand, there is a dire need for medical equipment, on the other hand, society’s ill-treatment towards the health care workers.

Two Female Doctors Injured in Indore

A few days back, there were reports that locals from the Ranipura area have allegedly spat on the healthcare officials who were doing their duty to test people for the novel coronavirus. On Wednesday, only a couple of days after the incident, another shocking video has surfaced the internet where one can see doctors running away from a mob trying to save their life while the mob attacks them. The mob is seen throwing bricks, stones, and sticks at the doctors. As per reports, two female doctors have been injured in the incident.

Shivrajn Singh Chauhan
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In a minute lock disturbing video, one can see a group of 10 men turning into an angry mob of 100 and attacking the healthcare workers. Two positive cases have been reported from the area which is one of the two hotspots in the city. A total of 54 families have been isolated from the area. Indore has reported 76 percent of all the cases in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Indore has a total of 63 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus while the state is at 98. The steep rise in the cases at Indore might be because of the large crowd gathering on the day of Janata Curfew in order to celebrate the work of the medical professionals.

As India enters its 5th week of the outbreak, over 2,000 cases have been witnessed with over 400 coming in on a single day. While 171 have been successfully recovered, there has been 57 fatalities.