At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all state governments have repeatedly assured the best possible facilities and protection for frontline healthcare workers fighting the battle against coronavirus, a video of a woman doctor working with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has exposed the civic authority’s apathy towards its doctors.
Notably, the doctor, Rupal, who had been rendering her services for the civic body in this crucial time, had to shoot the video to let the world know how much concerned and caring the AMC authorities are towards its doctors. The doctor, who was deployed in one of the city’s COVID-19 hotspots in Jamalpur, can be seen literally crying while shooting the video.
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The doctor said she was forced to remain present on work by AMC officials despite being unwell. When her condition further deteriorated, she herself went to the AMC-run Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (SVP) Hospital, where she tested positive for coronavirus. She said she was treated like a common person and no one from AMC is taking care of her and her family. She has pleaded before the civic administration to take care of her and her family.