CANACONA: In a direct conflict between wild animals and humans, two motorbikes/ riders were attacked by a Wild Boar on Thursday morning injuring three persons including a school kid at Khalwade-Canacona.
According to sources, Dilip Gaonkar riding an Enfield Motorbike from Shristhal was proceeding to drop his brothers Son to his School at Khalwade, was hit by a Wild Boar suddenly coming from nowhere near the sharp-turn on Khalwade slope. Due to the attack both fell off the motorbike and along with the motorcycle both fell on the road.
Just then, another person Anil Naik riding a scooter and coming in the opposite direction saw the two fallen persons and just when he stopped to help them, the Wild Boar which had already crossed the road and reached the other side, came back rushing and attacked his scooter, throwing him and his scooter on the road.
Including the 5- year old Viyansh Gaonkar all three suffered injuries were immediately taken to CHC Canacona and according to sources while the two adults were provided with first-aid, the 5 year old kid who was badly crying all along was kept waiting stating child specialist will come to examine the injured boy.
When it was over half an hour and no sign of any doctor examining the crying boy, a journalist (Babesh Borkar) who came to know about the incident and reached CHC questioned the hospital staff(nurses ) for the delay in attending the boy was informed they are awaiting the child specialist(who is in the ward visit) to examine the boy.
After waiting for another 15 minutes’ Borkar himself went to the children ward and when asked the child specialist why not she is attending in the casualty patients who has come on emergency however informed ignorance of emergency case in the casualty stating no one informed her.
She came running down and after examining the child referred the boy for X-ray and scanning. While two others injured in the wild boar attack were discharged after provided with first aid, the child was sent to District Hospital for conduct of scanning tests and further treatment.