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Amit Shah tells Delhi Police to ensure security of doctors facing harassment over COVID-19

Shah's directive followed after he was informed about harassment of doctors by landlords who claimed coronavirus can be transmitted through the medical practitioners.

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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday asked Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava to ensure security of doctors who are facing harassment at the hands of some people in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, officials said.

Shah’s directive came hours after a representation was sent to him apprising him about the incidents of harassment of doctors by some landlords, claiming that coronavirus could be transmitted through the medicos.

The home minister spoke to the Delhi Police commissioner and asked him to take immediate action to stop any such incident, an official of the Home Ministry said.

In their representation, the doctors said that some of their colleagues were facing harassment at the hands of some people, particularly the landlords, asking them to vacate their rented premises.

The doctors are claiming that the harassment was meted out to them by some people alleging that coronavirus could be transmitted through them as they are treating the positive cases.

Also read: India will see COVID-19 community transmission but these steps can help, says ICMR study


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  1. Can’t we use portable cabins and portable toilet as part of accommodation of medical staff near hospital premises. This will not only help the medical army to take rest between their shift but also help in containment of infection if any.

  2. Once stage 3 of this pandemic starts delhi police will have lots of other work and civil unrest is not unlikely. Better health minister take over some hotels closer to the hospital and accomodate them.

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