‘Human Rights Are Only For Humans, Will Not Spare Anyone’: Shivraj Chouhan On Violent Attack On Covid-19 Doctors

‘Human Rights Are Only For Humans, Will Not Spare Anyone’: Shivraj Chouhan On Violent Attack On Covid-19 DoctorsMadhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (Imtiyaz Khan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan sent out a stern statement against the violence makers who attacked doctors and health care workers in Indore by making it clear that they will not be spared at any cost.

He added that strict action will be taken against anyone who obstructs health workers while doing their duty.

Also in another strongly worded tweet Chouhan said "This is not just a tweet. This is a stern warning ...Human rights are only for humans."

A health department team on a visit to locate persons reportedly infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Indore''s Tat Patti Bakhal area was pelted with stones earlier. The health team consisted of five persons including three doctors. Video of the stone pelting and how the medical team left in a rush to save themselves went viral on social media, sparking outrage.

"The moment we started enquiring about a particular person's health, people began protesting and were joined by others who resorted to stone pelting. Policemen standing nearby came to our rescue," a woman doctor said.

Indore's Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Pravin Jadia said: "Our team is working to protect people from the coronavirus infection. But people threw stones at them. It was an unfortunate incident."

"Two women doctors somehow protected themselves by hiding in tehsildar's vehicle," added Jadia.

A complaint was filed at Chhatripura police station. A police officer said that during the incident the protesters also broke the barricade. A case of rioting will be pursued against them.

With Inputs From IANS