Hospital services

GADVASU students boycott hospital emergency services : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Ludhiana, July 14

Stepping up their fight against the low allowances paid to them, the final year students of the Guru Angad Dev University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (GADVASU) have also decided to boycott the emergency services of the veterinary hospital.

OPD services are already affected by the dispute. In addition, a final year student, Shivam Sharma, went quickly to death while others are already on a chain hunger strike.

The students ask for an increase in their scholarship. For the past 16 years, they are only paid Rs 6,200 while students from other universities receive more in comparison.

“So far, no one has approached us. It seems that the government cares the least about our real demands. From tomorrow, all emergency services will also be closed. Daily, 15 to 20 animals return due of the strike. The government ignores the plight of the voiceless creatures. Even we didn’t want these animals to suffer, but no other option is left to us. The government is responsible for our actions,” said an agitated student.

“Last month we called off our strike after government assurances, but now we are determined and will not move until notice of the benefit hike is released. We pay high fees compared to other states, but the allowance we receive is low,” said Gurbir Singh, a student.

OPD services continue to be affected. Things will get complicated with the shutdown of emergency services from tomorrow. Every day, pet and animal owners come back without consulting experts or using other services at the hospital.