Two female doctors attacked near Safdarjung hospital for 'spreading' the coronavirus

NEW DELHI: Members of the Association of Medical Residents alleged on Wednesday that two of their female colleagues were assaulted by criminals who blamed them for the spread of the coronavirus.

The incident took place at dusk and as of the time of writing this report, sources said, no police complaint had been filed in the matter.

“Our colleagues were assaulted on the way home, which is near the hospital. They were slapped and told that they are responsible for spreading the coronavirus, said a doctor. Recently, some AIIMS resident doctors alleged that homeowners were threatening to vacate the rented premises. Both the center and the state warned against such discrimination and promised vigorous action against anyone who discriminates against medical professionals for fulfilling their duties and saving lives in this hour of crisis.