Delhi govt launches its first veterinary hospital for 24x7 animal care

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New Delhi : There is good news for animals lovers in Delhi. The state government has inaugurated a round-the-clock medical centre to provide care to animals in the capital city. The Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai has launched a veterinary hospital in Tiz Hazari area so as to give 24 X 7 care to the animals in the city.

During the inauguration, the minister said that such veterinary facilities will be opened in all the eleven districts of the city. 

The launch of veterinary hospital is a part of the recently announced 'Animal Health and Welfare Policy, 2018' which seeks birth control of monkeys, a revised regime for sterilisation of stray dogs and electronic chips to identify owners of deserted pets and cattle in the city

According to Rai, the hospital, which until now functioned during the day, will be operational in three shifts, i.e from 8 am to 2 pm, 2 pm to 8 pm and 8 pm to 8 am.

"The government has plans to open veterinary hospitals which are operational 24x7 in all the 11 districts of Delhi," Rai said, adding the AAP government will increase budgetary provisions for the animal husbandry unit and shortage of doctors at veterinary facilities in the city will be addressed.

Besides it has been confirmed that small veterinary facilities will be opened in all 272 municipal wards.

Also, as per the proposal of Animal Health and Welfare Policy, 2018, a cowshed at Ghumanhera and an old age home for the elderly will be introduced soon.