Hyderabad: To boost the animal husbandry and veterinary sector in Andhra Pradesh, the state government has decided to set up mobile ambulance services for animals. Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has made one of his main missions to help distressed animals and provide them with proper animal healthcare, a release from the state said. The Animal Husbandry Department has been directed to set up one mobile ambulance veterinary clinic in every Assembly constituency. A total of 175 mobile ambulances (veterinary) clinics will be made ready, on lines of 108 vehicles, for providing veterinary services at the doorstep.

These mobile ambulances shall provide veterinary first aid services along with spot diagnosis and attending to emergency cases. One of the major facilities these ambulances will provide is the hydraulic lift that will help move animals to the nearest government veterinary facility in case of emergencies. One veterinary doctor and para-veterinary worker each will be assigned to every ambulance. These ambulances will also have a 24/7 toll-free call centre.

The department of Animal Husbandry has briefed CM that there are around 1,576 veterinary dispensaries established across the state and 1,376 veterinary doctors have been recruited for the same. The chief minister had said that more veterinary doctors will be needed for better functioning and treatment. Stressing on the medications being supplied, the CM had directed the officials to ensure that quality medication is provided to animals.

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