The professional doctors association says the government is not providing adequate security even if 40% of resident doctors had been exposed to violence at work in the previous 12 months. Any encounter with the medical system results in catastrophic expenditure for most people. It should not be hard to understand why people begrudge this and hold the medical community responsible,” the executive director of the Delhi-based George Institute for Global Health, Vivekanand Jha, told the media. Self defence training became crucial for doctors now. Interested participants can enroll into a full two-year self defense program.. The IMA is also running education programmes to encourage doctors to spend more time with their patients. However. a national criminal law dealing specifically with attacks on doctors and other health professionals.