Punjab to have mobile ambulance for animals

May 13th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Animals in Punjab may now receive more prompt medical attention as the state government has decided to start a free veterinary mobile ambulance service to provide instant treatment to them.

This will be on the pattern of ‘108′ mobile ambulance services for people, Animal Husbandry Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike said here Sunday.

Ranike said the service would be operational soon with an aim to give instant and free treatment to the animals.

The mobile ambulance service would be provided at all 22 district headquarters and will connect the whole state through a toll free number, he said.

The mobile ambulance vans would be equipped with ultra-modern medical facilities to provide medical care to animals, added Ranike.

Though primarily an agriculture state, Punjab also has an established dairy network.

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