The country is reporting cases of attacks on health care professionals

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Doctors, nurses have been attacked and in some cases evicted from their homes by panicked residents

Doctors at Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital were attacked after a patient with multiple illnesses died of COVID-19

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In Indore, angry locals threw stones at doctors who went to screen people for coronavirus in the city's Taat Patti Bakhal area

Two women doctors were injured in the attack and had to be rescued by police

In Telangana’s Khammam district, a PG doctor was assaulted by the police at the check post for stepping out amid the lockdown, according to a News18 report

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A doctor from Surat, described how her neighbours threatened "consequences" if she continued to work

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Taking note of the matter, India’s health minister, Harsh Vardhan appealed to people to stop harassing doctors

The government now plans strict action under the Epidemic Diseases Act against those indulging in such harassment