Doctors become untouchables, asked to vacate rented homes in Warangal

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  24 March 2020 3:57 AM GMT
Doctors become untouchables, asked to vacate rented homes in Warangal

Warangal: Doctors have suddenly become untouchables in Warangal after landlords directed them to vacate their rented houses fearing that they could be a source of coronavirus infection.

The decree has come just a day after nation clapped in unison to express gratitude to the doctors and health workers for being at the forefront in the fight against deadly COVID 19

More than 150 house surgeons at MGM hospital have been asked to vacate the accommodation. Most of the interns hail from various parts of the state. They stay in the rented houses in the surroundings of Pochamma Maidan and Gopala Swamy temple.

All the doctors have completed MBBS from the Kakatiya Medical College (KMC) in Warangal and work as house surgeons in the MGM hospital.

A house surgeon working in MGM hospital has shared his woes on Facebook. The post has gone viral on social networking sites.

“One the owners called the doctors ‘dirty’ because he works in the hospital. Our campus hostels were converted into isolation wards by the state government. We are working without any protective equipment during this pandemic, without any holiday, without any stipend for five months,” the post read.

The doctor asked where is the gratitude that people showed yesterday?

“Why do we have to risk our lives for their health by putting our health at stake if this is the way they treat us?” he said.

One of the house surgeons said people do not understand the risks they undergo to keep them healthy. “It is really demotivating,” he said.

Responding to the viral post, GWMC commissioner Pamela Satpathy said the issue of accommodation has been resolved.

"All Doctors/Medical Fraternity facing any such issue, are kindly requested to contact KMC Principal. Or you can also contact @Collector_WGLU, @MC_GWMC, or DMHO. At your disposal always.” Pamela said

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