NEIGRIHMS doctors outraged by ban on pets in Meghalaya

NEIGRIHMS doctors irked by ban on pets in Meghalaya

NEIGRIHMS doctors outraged by ban on pets in Meghalaya

At the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), resident physicians and pet guardians are furious over the decision to prohibit pets from the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) hostel.  According to a directive from the institute's director, the notification in question was sent by the RMO hostel's warden on September 6. It was made clear that keeping pets in any of the resident doctors' rooms at the hostel was strictly forbidden.

Additionally, the letter stated that households had a maximum of three days to find new homes for their pets. Those who are discovered to have violated this order will face harsh punishment, up to and including a Rs 10,000 fine. The hostel could kick repeat offenders out.

Pet owners and medical professionals associated with NEIGRIHMS have joined forces to ask the director of the institution to reconsider the prohibition on pets in the RMO dormitory. They also sought assistance from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India to help them deal with this circumstance. As soon as the NEIGRIHMS director receives a formal letter from PETA India asking for the prohibition to be lifted, the organization will have taken note of the notice.

On numerous occasions, the resident doctors have expressed their opposition to the notice, citing both ethical issues and legal justifications. They underlined the necessity of their dwelling on campus because, as medical professionals, they are obligated to be accessible at all times in case of emergencies. So, it is deemed unfair and unfeasible that people must surrender their pets in order to comply with the directive.

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