A man with withdrawal symptoms stabs himself after he fails to get alcohol due to the lockdown in Bodhar of Nizamabad on Sunday.
The man is identified as Azaz and he was suffering an injury in his intestine and later was shifted to Bodhan area hospital for treatment. The family members of Azaz said that he was behaving all strange from the last few days.
Azaz was shifted to a Government General hospital in Nizamabad after first aid.
There have been reports of alcoholics suffering from insomnia as well. Families say they’re acting strange — they lose their temper, misbehave with others and so on. Meanwhile, the Government General Hospital (GGH), in Nizamabad, has set up a special ward with 20 beds just for those suffering from alcohol withdrawal. As per the directions of GGH superintendent Dr. M Nageshwar Rao, a meeting was conducted regarding the treatment of alcoholism with doctors.
While the family of one of the deceased suspects that he died due to alcohol withdrawal, the other’s kin says she consumed poison. Bhushan, one of the deceased, suffered seizures before his death. His family says that he had not been drinking toddy for the past few days and was physically and mentally affected by it. The other deceased, Shakuntala, consumed phenyl due to the unavailability of toddy, according to her family.