ETV Bharat / state

Veterinary doctor injured in elephant attack, shifted to Bengaluru

author img

By

Published : Apr 13, 2023, 4:27 PM IST

veterinary doctor, who was severely injured in an elephant attack in Karnataka's Shivamogga, has been shifted from Nanjappa Hospital in Shivamogga to Manipal Hospital in Bangalore through zero traffic on Thursday.

Ambulance reached to shift Dr Vinay
Ambulance reached to shift Dr Vinay

Shivamogga (Karnataka): Two days after the attack of a wild elephant on a veterinary doctor at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp in Karnataka's Shivamogga district, he has been shifted from Nanjappa Hospital in Shivamogga to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru through zero traffic on Thursday. The doctor has been identified as Dr Vinay.

According to sources, on Tuesday Vinay shot a tranquilliser at the wild elephant and when the elephant collapsed, he went near it. According to sources, it takes about 40 minutes for an elephant to regain consciousness while this wild elephant suddenly got up and stepped on Dr Vinay's back. The forest staff fired, and due to this, the wild elephant ran from there. However, officials managed to catch the jumbo.

Also read: PM Modi meets Bomman and Bellie of Oscar winning documentary The Elephant Whisperers

Meanwhile, Dr Vinay was shifted to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru through zero traffic for treatment. A team of doctors from Bengaluru Manipal Hospital arrived to take him. Two ambulances reached Shivamogga and Dr Vinay was shifted in one ambulance and medicines in another.

Also read: Nari Shakti playing huge role in realising India's true potential: PM Modi in 'Mann Ki Baat'

"It takes about five hours to reach Bengaluru from Shivamogga. Our ambulance has all the necessary equipment for the patient," Prithvi, an ambulance driver, told ETV Bharat. While shifting Dr Vinay from the hospital, his wife, mother, daughter, Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Ayanur Manjunath and a group of friends were present, and they wished him a speedy recovery.

Shivamogga (Karnataka): Two days after the attack of a wild elephant on a veterinary doctor at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp in Karnataka's Shivamogga district, he has been shifted from Nanjappa Hospital in Shivamogga to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru through zero traffic on Thursday. The doctor has been identified as Dr Vinay.

According to sources, on Tuesday Vinay shot a tranquilliser at the wild elephant and when the elephant collapsed, he went near it. According to sources, it takes about 40 minutes for an elephant to regain consciousness while this wild elephant suddenly got up and stepped on Dr Vinay's back. The forest staff fired, and due to this, the wild elephant ran from there. However, officials managed to catch the jumbo.

Also read: PM Modi meets Bomman and Bellie of Oscar winning documentary The Elephant Whisperers

Meanwhile, Dr Vinay was shifted to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru through zero traffic for treatment. A team of doctors from Bengaluru Manipal Hospital arrived to take him. Two ambulances reached Shivamogga and Dr Vinay was shifted in one ambulance and medicines in another.

Also read: Nari Shakti playing huge role in realising India's true potential: PM Modi in 'Mann Ki Baat'

"It takes about five hours to reach Bengaluru from Shivamogga. Our ambulance has all the necessary equipment for the patient," Prithvi, an ambulance driver, told ETV Bharat. While shifting Dr Vinay from the hospital, his wife, mother, daughter, Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Ayanur Manjunath and a group of friends were present, and they wished him a speedy recovery.

ETV Bharat Logo

Copyright © 2024 Ushodaya Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.