An Emerging Outbreak Beyond Covid-19: Violence against the Healthcare Workers

  • Modit Johar and Archi Aggarwal
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  • Modit Johar

    Student at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India

  • Archi Aggarwal

    Student at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India

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The coronavirus outbreak that usurped global peace last year managed to instill fear, dread, and uncertainty in public; it had and continues to harm every sector of our nation, but the hardest hit has been healthcare. During these testing times when medical professionals have already been working vigorously to help mankind, it becomes unfortunate to encounter instances of them being mistreated and abused. Doctors have traditionally been compared to supernatural beings in Indian folklore. While the public reveres healthcare providers, they also inflict violence on them when things do not deliver up to their expectations. In order to combat the pandemic, it is crucial to build trust and show enormous support to frontline workers. The objective of this study is to highlight the risk factors associated with violence against health care workers and the possible steps that can be taken on a personal, institutional, or regulatory level to prevent such instances of cruelty. Additionally, this article will also address the legislative measures and significant actions previously implemented in a number of other progressive nations to protect doctors. Similarly, this paper will analyze a variety of literature that will bring out more perspectives on violence against doctors.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 3, Page 553 - 561


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