While India has been able to slow the spread of novel coronavirus to some extent, it has done so at the huge cost of severe lockdown. It is certainly going to have a negative impact on the Indian economy, but one of the immediate concerns of the Indian government has been discrimination with healthcare workers.
Healthcare workers have been singled out by the society of being the most vulnerable to contract the virus and landlords have been asking their tenants to vacate their property.
On one hand, Indians have shown huge respect for their healthcare workers on self-imposed Janta Curfew on 20th March, in reality, they are facing a lot of scrutiny and suspicion of being most prone to contract the virus.
Even after these priceless efforts by the healthcare workers, a lack of awareness and widespread fear due to the pandemic has lead to cases where people in the medical profession have been attacked by the public.
In the intense battle against coronavirus, many people are also coming forward to extend their helping hands.
Recently Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has offered his hotel as an abode for safety in Mumbai as a residential facility to healthcare professionals treating coronavirus patients, reports Hindustan Times.
In a brief conversation with The Times of India, Sonu said:
“It’s my honor to be able to do my bit for the doctors, nurses and para-medical staff of our country, who have been working day and night to save people’s lives.”
Sonu took to social media and shared about the same and requested even others to help in the best way they can.Not just Sonu, earlier Shah Rukh Khan, and wife Gauri had offered their 4-story personal office space as a quarantine facility equipped with essentials for quarantined children, women and the elder. ones
The world is reeling from the COVID-19 crisis and has already cost thousands of lives. Amid this outbreak, it is heart-warming to watch the ones that are capable of helping those who are in need.