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India is battling the second wave of a raging pandemic which has put enormous stress on our healthcare resources. The country is recording over 3 Lakh COVID-19 cases per day. The strains on the healthcare system because of the pandemic is evident to all. The people who are struggling 24x7 to keep the healthcare system afloat by providing relentless service in high pressure and high risk conditions are our Doctors and Healthcare workers. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), world over, about 35% healthcare workers have been infected by COVID-19, though data availability and quality are limited. Many doctors and healthcare workers have also lost their lives. 

Last Year, in the midst of the Corona-Virus pandemic, the WHO called upon governments to address the persistent threats to the health and safety of the Healthcare workers. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded all of us the vital role Healthcare workers play to relieve suffering and to save lives. The pandemic has also highlighted the extent to which protecting doctors and health workers is key to ensuring a well functioning health system. No country can keep its patients safe unless it keeps its Doctors and Healthcare workers safe!

While the Doctors and Healthcare workers help the country fight the pandemic front and center, at the cost of their and their families' health and lives, it is shocking that there are no seats reserved in any hospitals (by the Centre or the State) for treatment of Doctors and Healthcare workers who have been infected by COVID-19. In fact, in some cases, they are unable to get hospital beds in those very hospitals in which they are serving. This needs to be corrected by the Government immediately. Our Healthcare workers deserve the honour and dignity of receiving medical treatment at priority for the noble contribution made by them in treatment and management of COVID-19 patients. If this is not done, the country stands the risk to lose its indispensable human resources that are absolutely critical to manage this pandemic. 

Let us sign and share this petition and remind the Government of its duty towards its prime front-line workers in this fight against COVID-19 - our Doctors and Healthcare workers. 

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