The Hyderabad police have booked cases against two people, related to a deceased COVID-19 patient, who attacked the doctors working at Gandhi Hospital after the patient succumbed to the infection on Tuesday (June 9), reported The New Minute. The two people have been arrested and sent to jail, according to a statement from the North Zone DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police).
Doctors at Gandhi Hospital, have been protesting since Tuesday night, demanding that the government addresses the issue of violence against doctors and several others. Gandhi Hospital is the nodal centre for COVID-19 treatment in Telangana.
According to the doctors at the Gandhi Hospital, soon after the patient’s death, two of his relatives, who were present as his attendants, entered the Acute Medical Care ward and attacked two on-duty doctors in the ward by throwing chairs at them.
Police have booked two persons under sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and various other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The doctors who are protesting in the state are now demanding additional security in the form of paramilitary forces, and also the decentralization of COVID-19 forces. Apart from these, they have also asked for adequate N95 masks, PPE kits and recruiting more doctors on duty.