Twelve anti-epidemic doctors in India were evicted from their homes in the middle of the night because the government defaulted on rent
November 25th – At a time when India is facing a severe epidemic and a shortage of medical resources, 12 doctors who went to Urasnagar to help were expelled from their homes in the middle of the night. The apartment explained that because the city government has been in arrears with rent, it has no choice.
According to the Times of India on the 25th, 8 of the 12 doctors were women and had to haul their luggage and wait in the street for more than two hours after being kicked out of their apartment. Finally, it was the mayor of Urasnagel who found another residence for 12 people.
The apartment said that they rented 10 air-conditioned rooms at the request of the municipal government since March, and no other place could be used to accommodate at that time. However, the government only paid the rent until May, and now it generates more water and electricity costs than the money already paid. The staff of the apartment said that despite repeated reminders, the government still did not pay, and they had to drive out all the doctors.
Not only that, but the response from the municipal government was also surprising. A local official said that the rent owed for several months was in the process of payment, and “they should wait a few more days”. The day after the doctor was kicked out, the water supply of the apartment was cut off, and the city government also had to carry out a property tax assessment. The apartment said that this was the “retaliation” of the government.