The end of April saw several incidents of hospital emergency departments across the country being stormed and ransacked by angry crowds. While such behaviour is by no means unheard-of in the country, in the context of Covid-19, two factors seem to stand out when it comes to the outrage towards doctors.
The most common reason fueling such attacks by enraged relatives is when literally gasping patients are refused admission and turned away from the threshold of a designated Covid-19 centre. This is despite the fact that the government keeps insisting that there is still a significant number of ICU beds and ventilators available across the country, with the green flags on the newly launched official mobile application testifying to this claim. However, the public is reluctant to take their loved ones to an unknown hospital in the periphery of the city and quite rightly question the quality of care available.