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Telangana to tackle attacks on Health workers combating coronavirus, invoke tough laws

Telangana to tackle attacks on Health workers combating coronavirus, invoke tough laws

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 April 2020 4:17 PM GMT

Hyderabad: Sending a strong message to those attacking doctors and other healthcare professionals combating coronavirus, the Telangana Police have decided to book them under stringent laws.

After the recent incidents at two government-run hospitals, here, Director General of Police (DGP) M. Mahender Reddy has told cops to show zero tolerance in such incidents. He asked the police officers to ensure that those involved in such attacks didn’t go unpunished.

The police swung into action after the Telangana High Court on Wednesday rapped it for inaction in such cases. It announced arrest of three persons, including a Covid-19 patient, over the two incidents.

A 23-year-old Covid-19 patient was arrested for attacking a doctor at Gandhi Hospital on April 1 following his relative’s death, who was under treatment in the same isolation ward.

The accused, later shifted to another hospital, was produced before a magistrate through video link. He was remanded to the judicial custody, but would remain under treatment at the same hospital.

In the second incident, the police arrested two men for attacking a junior doctor at Osmania General Hospital on Tuesday. They had assaulted the doctor for keeping their relative in a ward which was peopled by Covid-19 persons.

The duo was also produced before a magistrate through video link and was remanded to the judicial custody. (IANS)

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