MP Govt launches mobile veterinary units in remote and underserved areas
The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday match 15 gave the go-ahead for a veterinary unit scheme which will provide door-to-door treatment to pets that fall ill. The program aims to facilitate public health care for people living in remote areas and other underserved areas. Home-based health care would be beneficial, especially for rural and vulnerable populations.
Home Minister Narottam Mishra said the government was very sensitive to domestic animals and provided the best veterinary services, the Hindustan Times reported.
How are the services provided?
Under this program, the livestock department will provide a mobile medical unit as soon as people call the dedicated phone number to avail the service. Units will be formed as is on the model of ‘108’ services and will reach the support threshold.
The unit is equipped with essential drugs and will have a veterinarian and nursing staff.
It will be controlled at three levels – state, district and block. At the state level, the principal secretary of the livestock department will oversee; at the district level, the collector will follow up.
Uttar Pradesh launched 520 animal vans
The day before, the government of Uttar Pradesh had confirmed the establishment of nearly 520 mobile veterinary units and a helpline dedicated to cattle farmers, especially cattle and goats, to deal with their disease. .
Treatment will be provided free of charge at the door. The units will be part of the central government’s umbrella program called the Animal Husbandry Health and Disease Control Programme.
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