New Delhi, June 7 -- Taking cognisance of incidents of doctors and other healthcare professionals being assaulted by the family members and relatives of patients, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his personal intervention in ensuring 'optimum milieu' for medical professionals so that they can work without any fear.

"In the midst of this pandemic, we are deeply hurt to see the increasing incidents of physical violence against the doctors and the health care professionals in this country," the IMA said and cited the recent attack on one of its doctors in Assam along with assaults on female doctors and veteran practitioners across India. The Assam Police has so far made 24 arrests...