New Delhi : The AIIMS, Delhi resident doctors, who have been relentlessly fighting against the novel coronavirus, reportedly, have faced a quite unexpected challenge as many of them and nurses were forcibly evicted by their landlords or home-owners. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences Resident Doctors’ Association alleged that the landlords or home-owners had evicted the Association’s members and some nurses of the premier institute, fearing the deadly virus contamination. As it has created a major obstacle in providing services to the patients, the Resident Doctors’ Association has demanded the Central government to issue an order prohibiting the landlords from evicting the health-care professionals. In a letter written by the Association to the Prime Minister Office and the Union Home Ministry states, “We, the medical professionals face constant harassment as we are in touch with both suspected and confirmed coronavirus patients.” The Resident Doctors’ Association also alleged that some of their members were also ostracized by some societies out of the fear that interaction with the medical professionals would spread the deadly virus. Similar obstacles have also been allegedly faced by many crew members of different airlines of the country.
AIIMS doctors face unexpected challenge as landlord evict them fearing COVID-19 contamination