Hyderabad: Anger has swept across Telangana after police assaulted doctors and healthcare professionals when they were on their way to hospitals in the state.
Videos of police action have gone viral on social media. Netizens have slammed the police for humiliating doctors and healthcare professionals.
The first incident was reported from Khammam district, where a woman doctor was stopped by the police. The doctor, who was returning home from the hospital, was abused by the cops on duty. She was allegedly pushed, slapped and abused by the cops on duty. Despite showing an identity card, cops asked her to meet ACP Khammam.
Later, a WhatsApp message about police torture went viral. The post read that she was dragged and touched inappropriately. Not a single woman staff was present during the midnight hours.
Likewise, police allegedly manhandled Dr. Shyam, a Pulmonologist working at Khammam Government hospital. At midnight, he received a call from the hospital about an emergency. When he was on way to the hospital, he was stopped midway. In a video message, he claimed that police used vulgar language and manhandled him. When he informed them about the emergency, cops went berserk and challenged him to complain to the police commissioner and district collector
Another incident was reported from Suryapet district on Monday, when cops misbehaved with a group of women staff and technicians of the district government hospital. The women claimed that despite showing identity cards, police did not listen to them.
Similar incidents were reported from Gandhi hospital, Secunderabad and Osmania Hospital, Hyderabad, which are the major centers for providing care to corona patients.
Sources said that respective police units have ordered probe into these incidents.
Meanwhile, the medical fraternity has decided to take up the issue with Health Minister Eatala Rajender.