Andhra Pradesh’s state government has agreed to establish “India’s first government-run animal ambulance network.” This decision was made in order to help the state’s animal husbandry and veterinary industries develop even further.
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, has made this ambulance network one of his key missions in order to assist in reaching out to suffering animals and supplying them with adequate animal healthcare. The Animal Husbandry Department was given the task of establishing a Mobile Ambulance Veterinary Clinic in each assembly constituency.
About Animal Ambulance Network
In total, 175 mobile ambulances (veterinary) clinics will be placed at Assembly Constituency Level under the animal ambulance network. These clinics are being built along the lines of 108 Services in order to offer veterinary services to people at their homes. Aside from providing veterinary first aid, the mobile ambulances will also provide on-the-spot diagnosis and attend to all emergency cases.In emergency situations, the ambulance will also have a “Hydraulic Lift Facility” to lift the animals and transport them to the nearest Government Veterinary Facility. One veterinary doctor and one para-veterinary worker will always be in the ambulance. These ambulances will also operate a toll-free call centre that will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
According to the Department of Animal Husbandry, 1,576 veterinary dispensaries have been built across the state. A total of 1,376 veterinary doctors have been hired to work in these clinics. To ensure better functioning and care, more doctors will be hired.