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CM flags off 165 more veterinary ambulances

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PNS | Vijayawada

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy flagged off 165 veterinary ambulances costing Rs 111.62 crore, under the second phase of Dr YSR Mobile Veterinary Clinic services, here on Wednesday.

After arriving at the specially erected dais at the Camp Office, the Chief Minister garlanded the statue of his father and former Chief Minister Dr YS Rajasekhar Reddy before flagging off the veterinary ambulances that would serve the livestock in distress, similar to the 108 ambulances serving humans.

He also personally inspected the facilities available in an ambulance and talked to the staff.
The veterinary ambulances, serving cattle herders on toll free number 1962, are equipped with a microscope each to conduct 20 types of manure tests, 15 types of blood tests, all types of vaccines and medicines besides a hydraulic facility to load cattle.  

Minor surgeries can also be performed on bovine in the ambulances, which are staffed by a veterinary doctor, a qualified assistant and driver-cum-attender.Now, the total number of veterinary ambulances has reached 340 across the State. In the first phase, the government introduced 175 veterinary ambulances at a cost of Rs 129.07 crore, which benefitted 1,26,559 cattle herders by saving the lives of 1, 81, 791 cattle.

The total amount spent on the ambulance services so far has reached Rs 240.69 crore.
The government will provide a minimum of two veterinary ambulances to each Assembly constituency for extending quality veterinary services to livestock farmers at their doorstep, even in the remote areas of the State.

Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Dr Seediri Appala Raju, AP Agri Mission Vice-Chairman MVS Nagi Reddy, MP Nandigam Suresh, MLCs Talasila Raghuram, M Hanumantha Rao and Lella Appi Reddy, Guntur East MLA Mustafa, Guntur West MLA Maddala Giri, Guntur Mayor Kaveti Manohar Naidu and senior officials were among those who were present.

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