Naveen flags off 181 Mobile Veterinary Unit Vehicles for Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 (UNI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday flagged off 181 Mobile Veterinary Unit Vehicles to provide health services to livestock animals under Mukhyamntri Bhramyaman Pranichikitsa Seva in the state.

Mobile veterinary units were previously functioning through hired vehicles.

The state government has spent around Rs 30 crore in the first phase and has provided its own vehicles for use in 181 mobile veterinary units in all districts.

Mobile Veterinary Units will provide veterinary healthcare and animal husbandry advisory services to the farmers through basic animal healthcare, complex surgery, vaccination and diagnostic services in livestock healthcare besides organising awareness camps for farmers.

These units will also provide emergency veterinary health care to stray and abandoned animals through Animal Helpline at the time of need.

Veterinary services will be provided using new technologies in these mobile veterinary units. The location of the vehicles will be tracked using the Global Positioning System.

Application of such technology will bring transparency in operation of the units , Patnaik said.

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