Leopard cub died due to medical negligence

06 July, 2016

CPI(M) leader and former district panchayat president S. Jayamohan alleged that negligence on the part of the District Veterinary Centre (DDVC) authorities had led to the death of the leopard cub there on Monday.

The badly injured leopard cub was rescued from the wild and brought to the super speciality unit of the DVC on Saturday.

In a statement issued to the media after sending complaints to the Chairperson of the People For Animals, Maneka Gandhi and Minister for Forests K. Raju in this connection Mr. Jayamohan alleged that the super speciality unit of the DVC with coma care, a dialysis unit, ventilator and scanning facilities was commissioned by the district panchayat during his term as the president.

“But to treat the injured leopard cub none of the facilities were used,” he said. He alleged that the cub was not even admitted to the intensive care unit. When the cub was brought to the DVC it was found to be active despite the injuries. Seeing its condition veterinarians there had on that day expressed confidence that the animal could easily recover with treatment, he said.

Mr. Jayamohan alleged that the facilities were not used to treat the cub. He further alleged that instead of providing emergency medical care to the cub, there seemed to be a rush for taking photographs of the injured animal and circulating it through social media.