Andhra to launch India’s First Govt Run Animal Ambulance Network
The state government of the Andhra Pradesh has decided to set up “India’s first government-run ambulance network” for animals. This decision was taken in order to further boost the animal husbandry and veterinary sector in the state.
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, has made this ambulance network as one of its main missions in order to help in reaching out to the distressed animals to provide them proper animal healthcare. The Animal Husbandry Department was directed to set up one Mobile Ambulance Veterinary Clinic at each of the assembly constituency.
About Animal Ambulance Network
Under the animal ambulance network, 175 mobile ambulances (veterinary) clinics will be placed in total at Assembly Constituency Level. These clinics is being set up on the lines of 108 Services to provide the Veterinary services at the doorstep. The mobile ambulances will provide the veterinary first aid services besides the spot diagnosis and attending all the emergency cases. The ambulance will also be providing the “Hydraulic Lift Facility” to lift the animals and shift them to the nearest Government Veterinary Facility in the emergency cases. The ambulance will always be carrying one veterinary doctor and one para-veterinary worker. These ambulances will also run a 24/7 toll-free call centre.
The department of Animal Husbandry has highlighted that in total 1,576 veterinary dispensaries have been established across the state. In these dispensaries around 1,376 veterinary doctors have been recruited. More doctors will be recruited to ensure better functioning and treatment.