Doctors check people for coronavirus symptoms in a slum area of Mumbai during India’s nationwide lockdown. Photo: APDoctors check people for coronavirus symptoms in a slum area of Mumbai during India’s nationwide lockdown. Photo: AP
Doctors check people for coronavirus symptoms in a slum area of Mumbai during India’s nationwide lockdown. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: India’s doctors come under attack as virus stigma grows

  • Medical workers have been attacked elsewhere as people panic about catching the Covid-19 disease, but the situation is particularly bad in India
  • Trust in the health care system was already low, misinformation is ubiquitous on social media and the unprecedented national lockdown has only hurt matters
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Doctors check people for coronavirus symptoms in a slum area of Mumbai during India’s nationwide lockdown. Photo: APDoctors check people for coronavirus symptoms in a slum area of Mumbai during India’s nationwide lockdown. Photo: AP
Doctors check people for coronavirus symptoms in a slum area of Mumbai during India’s nationwide lockdown. Photo: AP
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