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Muslim patients suffer as Hindu doctors fear for their safety

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7347.1174/a (Published 18 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1174
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    Doctors in the riot hit Indian city of Ahmedabad have not been working in its Muslim neighbourhoods for several weeks, because of security concerns and a disruption in medical services.

    Consultants and general practitioners belonging to the majority Hindu community are avoiding visits to Muslim localities in Ahmedabad, where religious riots between Hindus and Muslims have claimed more than 400 …

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