October 17, 2017

CM inaugurates Advance Veterinary Services Centre

Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh inaugurated the Advanced Veterinary Multi Disciplinary Services and Farmers Capacity Building Centre at Dr. J.C. Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvidhalaya, Palampur constructed at a cost of Rs. 11 crore.
Chief Minister said that the aim of the Centre was to empower and provide quality services to the livestock owners of the State, besides creating awareness, so as to cater to the growing health requirements of animals.
Shri Virbhadra Singh said that being State of Art establishment, the Centre would provide immediate diagnosis for various disease of animals by employing modern diagnostic techniques. It would also provide super specialized therapeutic treatment to the ailing animals and also act as an advanced training and referral unit for updating knowledge of technical personnel, pertaining to prevention, treatment, control and cure of various diseases.
Chief Minister said that Centre had been equipped with Seminar Room for training of Farmers and Veterinary Officers, Ambulatory Service Section, Museum and Dispensing Unit-cum- Drug/Medicine Store. He said that facility of Animal Surgery Units, Computed X-ray, Doppler Ultrasonography, Eco Cardiography, Intensive Care Units, Haemodialysis, Gas Anesthesia, Ophthalmic Surgery Unit, Dental Surgery Unit, Obstetrics Unit, Gynecologic Diagnostic Intervention Lab, Endoscopy and Laparoscopy Unit, Wild life Treatment and Orthopedic Unit had been provided in the Centre. Besides, Toxicology Lab, Advanced Molecular & Micro Biological Lab, Pathology and Necropsy Lab, Semen Lab, Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer Technology R&D Lab, Blood Bank and Transfusion Medical Lab had also been set up at the Centre. The aim to set up this Centre was to enhance Animal & Public Health, well being through excellent professional veterinary education, farmers awareness, public service through clinical care, diagnostic services, life long education and outreach, he added.
He said that one should not abandon the domestic animals as it was against our traditions adding that now, micro chips would be implanted to the cattle with complete information regarding their owners so as to check stray animals. He said that the guilty would be punished suitably.
Chief Minister said that one year crash course in veterinary sciences would be conducted for the pharmacists who were recruited last year to improve their efficiency.

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