Protests at SKUAST after student suffers “cardiac arrest”

Sheikh Anees

Ganderbal: Veterinary students at the SKUAST here boycotted their classes and staged protests against the administration’s alleged failure to remove their colleague to the hospital after he suffered  “heart attack”.

Early morning, the students assembled in the campus at Shuhama here and staged protests against the administration for failing to provide medical aid to Irfan Shah, a 4th year student of Veterinary Science, from Kishtwar, who suffered heart attack on Thursday evening.

“No immediate medical facility was provided by the University administration to our colleague even though he was lying like a corpse. Not even ambulance was made available to him,” Rouf Ahmad, a protester said.

He said that the administration was not moved by the fatal blow to their student. “Had we not acted on time, Shah would have lost his battle with life,” he added.

However, the University officials said that the student had not suffered heart attack but was suffering from some heart ailment.

“The driver of the ambulance was not immediately available to take the ailing student to a hospital. It took some time to arrange another driver to shift the student to SKIMS,” Dean Veterinary Science Dr Sarfaraz said.