'Hijacked by politicians': NHS doctor backs call to end weekly Clap for Carers

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An NHS doctor has backed calls to end the Thursday evening Clap for Carers, saying the weekly ritual has become a 'stunt' hijacked by politicians.

London hospital doctor Meenal Viz, who has worked on the front line during the coronavirus pandemic, said she supports organiser Annemarie Plas’s suggestion to end the event after this week during concerns it has become too political.

Dr Viz, who is seven months pregnant with her first child, is backing a crowdfunding campaign to challenge the Government over personal protective equipment for NHS staff.> She claimed Government decisions have failed to protect healthcare workers.