Outliers knows hospitals can be dangerous places to work. But a hospital in India has adopted a novel approach to tamp down violence: bouncers.
One of the new hires is Pradeep Kumar, a muscular man in shades and tattoos who rides a motorcycle to work. He and his burly colleagues keep the emergency and labor rooms from filling up with patients' often agitated relatives and friends. The bouncers are polite, yet so tough-looking that people think twice about ignoring their orders.
“These guys look like they walked right out of an action movie,” Pawan Desai, who brought his 4-year-old daughter to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in New Delhi for treatment for a cut on her hand, told the Associated Press.