15 Karnataka districts to launch domestic animal ambulances

The ambulance will be beneficial for cattle, sheep, goats, dogs and other domestic animals

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Officials of the Animal Husbandry Department will soon launch domestic animal ambulances in 15 Karnataka districts to cater to their welfare, as reported by an official recently.


Though phase 2 has also been approved, the funding is yet to be released because of the disruption caused by coronavirus. The state government has asked the respective district in-charge ministers to preside over the unveilings of the ambulances.


Hassan district in-charge minister K. Gopalaiah is expected to preside over the ceremony in the district. Jayanna commented that the move is aimed at creating ambulances for animals on the lines of such vehicles for humans under the Health and Family Welfare Department.


On receiving a call from people in need of medical attention for their animals, an expert vet, staff and equipment available in the ambulance will rush to the spot to treat the animal. Importantly, the ambulance is also equipped with an operation theatre for small animals.


However, the ambulance facility is only available for domestic animals and not wild ones which have the entire forest department to care for them. Cattle, sheep, goats, dogs and other domestic animals will benefit. The department has incurred a cost of Rs 2 crore for the 15 vehicles.



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