500 signatures reached
To: Texas Medical Board
Do No Harm: Female Healthcare Workers and Their Supporters Against Intimate Partner Violence
Signing this petition tells the Texas Medical Board they need to stand by the physicians and nurses who have survived the abuse committed by Aravind Sankar, as well as protect female healthcare workers moving forward.
The Texas Medical Board must finally take a stand against intimate partner violence & revoke the medical license of Aravind Sankar. He has committed violent felonies against multiple female healthcare workers. Despite numerous criminal cases and reports of assault, he is still allowed to practice medicine. His most recent felony conviction is the first time he has been sentenced to any time in jail. Since 2015 he has been charged with multiple crimes, including strangulation & sexual assault against numerous women. Despite convictions and other violations of probation, he has faced no real consequence from the Texas Medical Board. He has violent offenses awaiting prosecution & has a long-standing history of abuse against physicians & nurses spanning over the last 25 years.
Having him in the workplace is a liability to all women who work in the hospital system and potentially even the patients he treats. His abuse and violence is dangerous. Allowing him to keep his license is against our oath as physicians to do no harm.
Why is this important?
Physicians perpetrating violence against women, co-workers, and intimate partners need to be held accountable by the institutions created to do so. We cannot continue to condone domestic violence within our own licensing practices. The Texas Medical Board must act!
For additional updates, engagement and access to the recent media coverage, please go to the "Do No Harm" website at: https://www.theuncooperative.org or follow RESPOND Against Violence on Instagram.
Consider showing additional support on January 18th, as we support Domestic Violence Awareness by wearing Purple!
If you or someone you know may be experiencing domestic violence, please know the resources.
The Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
and the website includes valuable resources: https://www.thehotline.org