Doctors, nurses, and other health workers are being asked to vacate houses by their owners because they are treating coronavirus patients.
New Delhi| Resident Doctor’s Association (RDA) of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has written a letter to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah urging him to take action against the eviction of healthcare professionals from their houses. The body has also requested for transport facilities to the doctors during the Covid-19 crisis.
In this letter, it is mentioned that doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are involved in handling the Covid cases are being asked to vacate their rented houses while some have been forcefully evicted from their temporary residence by the landlords and house owners. They are evicting the health workers due to the fear of being more susceptible to the coronavirus infection. The letter also states that many doctors are now stranded on streets with their luggage with nowhere to go across the country.
The letter undersigned by Dr. Adarsh Singh (President, RDA) and Dr. Srinivas T (General Sec., RDA) requests the Union Home Minister, “We condemn such attitude and hereby, request you to release an order, as soon as possible, prohibiting the landlords/owners to evict the tirelessly working Doctors and other healthcare professionals from their rented houses.”
The letter also requested for transport facility for the doctors amid the lockdown in several states requesting a hassle-free movement from their houses to work with the support of administration and police upon showing their identity cards.
Here is a tweet by a doctor who is being forced to evict house-
@DrSenthil_MDRD sir, many resident doctors from AIIMS & sardar jung hospitals,living gautam nagar , arjun nagar and geen park areas of delhi r being pressurised by house owners to vacate their homes ,on fear of doctors being source of infection .Inhumane sir .Pls look into it
— Dr ramkumar (@draaarkk) March 24, 2020
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