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IndiGo to deep thoroughly clean aircrafts regularly, quickly suspend meals put up lockdown




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New Delhi: Once the coronavirus lockdown is more than in India and business passenger flights are permitted once again, IndiGo will deep clean up its aircraft more routinely, prevent in-flight meal assistance for a transient interval and will fill the utmost 50 per cent seats in airport buses, airline’s CEO Ronojoy Dutta explained on Friday.

“In predicaments like these, organizations do not control to growth or profitability but to liquidity. That suggests our singular focus is on funds flow. We are inspecting all our fixed fees and seeking for approaches to minimize them,” he stated.

Dutta said IndiGo’s prepare submit lockdown will be going ahead to initial get started the solutions and gradually ramp up the capacity.

“We have usually been incredibly basic safety conscious and now we should be health and fitness acutely aware as nicely. With this in mind, we are seeking at modifying lots of of our working strategies. The new set of procedures have not been finalized nonetheless.

“But we will deep clear our aircraft a lot more often, we will be discontinue food assistance for a temporary period of time and we will run our coaches at a greatest load of 50% capacity. We will be coming out with the new established of working methods incredibly soon,” ,” Dutta mentioned in an email to personnel on Friday, which has been accessed by PTI.

India has imposed a 21-day lockdown till April 14 to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Consequently, all domestic and worldwide professional passenger flights have been suspended for this time interval.

On the other hand, cargo flights, offshore helicopter functions, clinical evacuation flights and exclusive flights permitted by Indian aviation regulator DGCA are permitted to operate through the lockdown.

Also read: ‘Know how important it is’: IndiGo, SpiceJet be part of reduction efforts to fight the pandemic


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Andhra doctor, suspended for alleging PPE shortage, now beaten by cops for ‘creating nuisance’




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Bengaluru: A doctor with a government hospital in Andhra Pradesh, who was suspended for questioning the shortage of PPE kits, was admitted to a mental health facility Sunday, a day after he was allegedly manhandled by the police and arrested for creating nuisance in Visakhapatnam.

Dr Sudhakar Rao, a government civil surgeon, was beaten, his hands tied behind his back and dragged by police officers Sunday. During the incident, Sudhakar allegedly verbally abused the Jagan Mohan Reddy government in an inebriated state. Videos of the incident have since been widely shared online.

“The police control room received a call about a person creating nuisance on Beach Road Hospital in Visakhapatnam. The Fourth Town police was rushed there and found that the person was the suspended doctor, Sudhakar.

“When the police tried to control him, he snatched the mobile phone of an officer and threw it away. He is suffering from mental disorder and he was drunk. He was sent for a medical examination,” Vishakapatnam Police Commissioner R.K. Meena told the media Sunday.

Sudhakar was admitted to a mental hospital Sunday after doctors at the King George Hospital in Vishakapatnam said he suffered from anxiety.

“Since the doctor is in anxiety and talking irrelevant things, I have referred him to a mental care hospital in Visakhapatnam,” said Dr Radha Rani, medical superintendent, King George Hospital.

A statement released by the hospital said: “Dr Sudhakar was brought to the KGH casualty ward at 6.30 pm. 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 and kept abusing all. 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.”

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‘Treatment towards Sudhakar was inhuman’

Sudhakar, who spent more than 10 years at the Narsipatnam Government Hospital in Andhra Pradesh, was suspended from his duties in March after he openly criticised the Reddy government for failing to provide PPE kits and N95 masks to doctors treating Covid-19 patients.

He had alleged that the state government was giving N95 masks and PPE kits meant for doctors to politicians and the police.

A video of Sudhakar criticising the government was also shared widely. In the clip, he can be heard saying: “We are putting our lives at risk here. We are asked to use the same mask for 15 days and a fresh mask will be provided only twice a month.”

Speaking to ThePrint, Dr P. Gangadhar Rao, member of the National COVID Committee of the Indian Medical Association, said the manner in which Sudhakar was manhandled by the police was “inhuman” and “violated” human rights.

“We strongly condemn the way he was taken into custody. He was not carrying a weapon, he was alone, the number of policemen outnumbered him. Why treat him like that? We also saw a video where a policeman beats him with a lathi,” said Dr Gangadhar.

He added that Rao was one of the most experienced anaesthetists the Andhra Pradesh government had.

“Our next step of action is to get Sudhakar to write an unconditional apology for having used filthy language, abusing the chief minister and the government. We will then take our appeal to the CM seeking that he be reinstated,” Gangadhar said.

Also read: Face shields, gowns, masks — the new attire for cabin crew post lockdown


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