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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 2732-2734

Medicine or martyrdom? A peek into the rising violence against doctors during times of COVID 19

1 Intern, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Intern, Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Poorvaprabha Patil
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Tiger Cir Road, Madhav Nagar, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1790_20

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One would think, at a time where healthcare workers are the frontline warriors against the COVID 19 pandemic, the violence against them would subside; however, this is far from the truth. This commentary article addresses the underlying causes and implications of such acts of violence against health professionals, particularly those involved in primary healthcare, in India, and barriers to implementation of laws protecting these professionals from violence. Recommendations for administrative and on ground interventions, with a proposed collaboration with government and private medical establishments, have been discussed, as a probable solution to the problem of violence at hand.

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