Doctor Who Complained About PPE Shortage Thrashed by Police in Vizag

A doctor in Vizag, who had complained about the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for doctors last month, was dragged and beaten by the police in Vizag last week.
In videos, Dr. K. Sudhakar can be seen shirtless, with his hands tied behind his back, being beaten by the police. Vizag police commissioner R.K. Meena has alleged that the doctor was under the influence of alcohol and had misbehaved with the police. 
A report says that Sudhakar was taken to the King George hospital for medical examination. “Dr Sudhakar was brought to the KGH casualty ward. From the smell, it was found that he was in a drunk condition. Under the influence of alcohol, he did not cooperate with anybody there. Still, his pulse, BP were checked. Pulse was 98, BP 140/100. Blood samples were sent to forensic lab to ascertain alcohol content in his blood,” the hospital said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the police commissioner also said that the police constable who can be seen beating Sudhakar has been suspended.
Sudhakar had been suspended last month by the Andhra Pradesh government after having complained about the lack of adequate number of PPEs. “We are asked to use the same mask for 15 days before asking for a fresh mask. How can we treat patients risking our lives?” he had asked in a video.
He worked as an anaesthesiologist at Narsipatnam government hospital and had been suspended by the government following his comments.

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