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The Hands that Heal must not Bleed: Recommendations to Curb the Violence against Healthcare Workers in India

Abhijit V Boratne, Balachandra V Adkoli

Keywords : COVID-19, Crime, Government, Healthcare costs, Hospital, Recommendations, Violence

Citation Information : Boratne AV, Adkoli BV. The Hands that Heal must not Bleed: Recommendations to Curb the Violence against Healthcare Workers in India. 2021; 4 (4):81-86.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03128

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 24-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


The life of a healthcare worker is full of challenges, both personally and professionally. Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has only managed to burn them out even further. Amidst a period of uncertainty in India, a raging concern is the rise in violence against the healthcare workers. Despite great personal sacrifices made by them during this pandemic, the healthcare workers are disrespected, not paid enough and also get denied of a dignified life. If this trend continues, their morale would hit rock bottom. The day is not far when these conditions will force all the healthcare workers to boycott their services. This narrative review aims to throw light on the violent attitudes toward the healthcare workers and the recommendations to safeguard them, so that they can continue to serve the public in peace and with zeal.

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