Doctors in India will teach Taekwondo to protect patients

Doctors in one of the largest hospitals in the Indian capital new Delhi in may will begin to attend classes in Taekwondo, to learn to defend themselves from aggressive patients and their relatives. On Wednesday, may 3, reports the Hindustan Times.

It is noted that the training for doctors will start from may 15 and will be held daily from 19:00 to 20:00 local time (16:30 to 17:30 GMT). To train nurses to be professional athletes involved in martial arts.

The course will last for six months. In addition, for those who want to achieve higher results, provides a program designed for two and a half years.

According to recent studies, in the past year physical assault and insults suffered 40 percent of doctors, the newspaper writes.

Classes in Taekwondo it was decided to hold once in March it became known about three cases of violence against doctors. Since then, over three thousand health workers in Maharashtra went on strike in solidarity with the affected colleagues. It is noted that the activists for five days of working in helmets, and then asked the leadership to organize self-defense courses for medical staff.