Chandigarh, April 2
Madhya Pradesh healthcare workers and civic officials were attacked by a mob of angry locals in an Indore neighborhood on Wednesday, as they visited the area to screen residents for signs of novel coronavirus infection. Two women doctors were injured in the attack and had to be rescued by police. The shocking attack came two days after locals from the Ranipura area of the city allegedly spat at officials and abused them during screening procedures.
In a disturbing video of the attack, two healthcare workers dressed in light blue PPE (personal protective equipment) suits can be seen running from a small group of locals who are throwing stones and what appears to be a large piece of plastic at them.
Earlier the first coronavirus shut down which was organized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a special request where he argued to the nation to come out at their balconies and rooftops and clap or bang thalis in appreciation for doctors and essential workers.