Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan recently wreaked havoc in the states of West Bengal and Odisha. Millions of people were displaced as the storm showed no mercy in destroying livelihoods and depleting natural resources. These states now have to navigate their way through a natural disaster while also reeling with the ill effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
A gruesome attack on junior doctors at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, located in the heart of Kolkata, has brought the issue of violence against doctors to the foreground. Now, with doctors across the country hosting protests, this disconcerting series of events begs the question—are doctors, our primary caretakers, truly safe in this nation?