"You have done well; we will ensure your safety": Amit Shah tells frontline doctors
New Delhi : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday appreciated the efforts of doctors who are on the frontline and treating the patients of coronavirus. He said that their security is among the prime concerns amid reports of attacks on the health workers.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had said on Monday it will observe a ‘Black Day’ on April 23 if the government does not enact a central law on violence against healthcare workers.
It had said it is sounding a White Alert under which all doctors and hospitals will light a candle at 9 pm on April 22 to mark the protest against incidents of violence.
Amit Shah and Union health minister Harsh Vardhan conducted a video conference to interact with the health workers and IMA.
The Union Minister asked them to not protest, even symbolic as the government is with them.
The association withdrew its protest after the meeting with Amit Shah and Harsh Vardhan.
IMA had said that doctors across the country will work with black badges on April 23.
“Our legitimate needs for safe workplaces have to be met. Abuse and violence should stop immediately. White Alert to the nation - All doctors and hospitals to light a candle at 9pm on 22 April, as protest and vigil,” the association had said in a statement.