Ludhiana, 20 May, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
In reference to news published in different newspapers on 19 and 20th May 2021, GADVASU Teachers’ Association has taken a very strong note of ill-informed and misreported information regarding death of a pet dog in the GADVASU hospital and registration of FIR in the case.
University teaching hospital receives approximately 30000 cases from throughout the Punjab and north India, and clinicians are working round the clock to provide the best possible services to the farmers and pet owners even during ongoing pandemic and lockdown period.
GADVASUTA informed that the reported case belonged to higher government official of the state and was presented to the hospital by the guards of that VIP. The attendants were unwilling to handle and control the animal, while pets are handled by love and affection by the owners.
The alleged use of jute bag during handling is concocted version whereas the facts are that animal was restrained with muzzle by the guards.
The said dog was suffering from ocular discharge and subcutaneous nodule on chest and the post-mortem has revealed the dog to be tentatively suffering from liver cancer.
The said case had been examined by very senior, competent and kind-hearted clinician. However, as reported in the news that cases die very frequently in the hospital; if it would have been so; livestock and pet owners from adjoining states would not approach GADVASU hospital in such larger numbers.
So, the views reported in the news are diametrically opposite to actual ground position and based on distorted facts presented by the said owner in the FIR. GADVASUTA President Dr. Ashwani Kumar said that clinicians and faculty members will hold protest tomorrow on 21 May at 10.00 am. in GADVASU hospital.
He further explaining course of action said that if FIR against the teacher is not withdrawn immediately, GADVASUTA will further intensify the agitation.