Two female resident doctors of Safdarjung Hospital were allegedly assaulted on Wednesday by a 42-year-old man who accused them of “spreading” COVID-19 in Gautam Nagar area, Safdarjung RDA president said. The man has been arrested
According to Manish, Safdarjung resident doctors’ association (RDA) president, the incident took place around 9.30 pm when the two doctors had went out of their houses to buy fruits in the local area. The two doctors of the central government hospital are not on COVID-19 duty, he said.
“A local resident, who was in the vicinity, asked them to stay away from the fruit stall, saying you doctors bring the infection from the hospital and are spreading it here,” Manish (told the PTI.)
When the doctors sought to reason with him, the man allegedly twisted their hands and pushed them back and fled.