Healthcare workers who were attacked on Wednesday in Tatpatti Bakhal locality of Indore returned to their duties to screen people amid the coronavirus outbreak. The team was attacked by locals when doctors and officials went to the area to screen residents. Two female doctors were reportedly injured in the incident.
However, things went to being smooth a day later as the team of doctors returned to work and the locals apologised for the incident which was the handiwork of a “group of misled youngsters”. Police said 10 persons were identified from the video footage and eyewitness accounts. Four suspects have been arrested, as per reports.
A group of locals swelled into an angry mob of around 100, who were shouting abuses, pelting stones and chasing the team of doctors who came to the neighbourhood for the door-to-door screening.
According to TOI, the situation was peaceful now and the team is continuing their door-to-door survey and screening of people. The doctors said that they had a job to do here and will not accept defeat. They came back with the police and administrative officials to continue their work in Tatpatti Bakhal, a hotspot for COVID-19 infections in Indore. Reports said around 54 people have been quarantined here.
Indore is under strict lockdown following a surge in COVID-19 cases. The death toll in Madhya Pradesh due to the coronavirus outbreak stands at eight.
The number of COVID-19 cases in India has surged past 2,500 with 72 deaths reported.