3 mobile veterinary dispensaries were allotted to Vadodara district in the first phase
Gujarat government starts the Karuna campaign all across the state in order to save lives and compassion towards animals. Taking a step further they now start the 1962 helpline like the 108 to provide timely treatment to the animals.
3 mobile veterinary dispensaries were allotted to Vadodara district in the first phase inaugurated by MP Ranjanben Bhatt. The district will get 17 mobile veterinary hospitals in phases.
The Animal Husbandry Department with the backing of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister, has started 1962, the telephone No. based mobile veterinary service for treatment of animals.
This service has also been started with the help of 108 service provider GVK EMRI, where people can call of the number to get free veterinary service from the mobile veterinary hospital of their area.
Mr. Bhagora, Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry, Vadodara District said, in the first phase Vadodara district will get service of 3 mobile veterinary hospitals provided under 1962. This mobile hospital will serve in the 10 villages allotted to it on the basis of a call on no. 1962.
At the present stage, out of the three mobile veterinary dispensaries available in Vadodara, one will be at Kanbha in Karjan taluka, the other at Nandesari in Vadodara taluka, and the third at Vemar in Savli taluka. The ambulances will provide free veterinary services in 10 villages. Thus in the first phase, 30 villages of Vadodara district will get the benefit of 1962 Animal Emergency veterinary Services.
Mr. Bhagora said that in the second phase Vadodara district will be allotted 6 more followed by 8 (total 17) mobile veterinary dispensaries which will provide free and home based health care to the veterinarians of 170 villages of the district to be joined.
It is to be remember that only the villages which have been covered under this service can avail the services by calling 1962. Priority has been given to the villages which don’t have any government veterinary clinics and other facilities related to animals treatment. The 1962 vehicles are equipped with GPS and this service can be monitored in real time by the CM Desk Board.
The mobile animal hospital will offer the services of a veterinarian and a driver co-assistant. By calling 1962 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., people of the area will be able to avail veterinary treatment services.
The vehicle will carry the necessary medicines, small operation equipments and a variety of treatment facilities including gynecology to take care of animal health in case of emergency and will be a life saver.
The state government has planned to provide animal health care facilities to the cattle keepers of 4600 villages in phases through 1962 mobile veterinary dispensaries in different districts of the state.
Vadodara MP Ranjanben Bhatt inaugurated 3 mobile hospitals to provide free animal treatment services by the Animal Husbandry Department of the State Government.
The event was held at the District Panchayat and attended by MLA Ketan Inamdaar, Vadodara Zila Panchayat chairman Ilaba Chauhan, Deputy chairman M.I. Patel, MLA of Sankheda Abhesinh Tadvi, Chairman of Vadodara Taluka Panchayat Mittal Patel, District Development Officer Kiran Zaveri and others.
Expressing her feeling MP said, the government is compassionate about animals and every year save lots of lives by organising Karuna campaign during every Uttarayan. By this service the government has taken care of the future of the cattle keepers by arranging free treatment of livestock.
DDO mentioned that the treatment service of the mobile veterinary hospital is currently available in 30 designated villages. He welcomed the state government’s approach of taking care of the animals even in the time of Corona pandemic. Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry, Sunil Bhagora welcomed everyone present there.