Kerala animal husbandry dept to launch mobile operation theatres


Pathanamthitta: The Animal Husbandry Department under the Kerala government is planning to launch mobile operation theatres within six months. The objective is to facilitate door-to-door veterinary health service during emergencies including the conditions in which animals cannot be transported.

The operation theatre will be readied by modifying the chassis of a bus. It will be air-conditioned and will have facilities for x-ray, scanning and blood test. A mini pharmacy too will be part of it. For ensuring service at night, the vehicle will have fled light and generator. Similarly, a mini crane for lifting animals will be incorporated.

The project will be spearheaded by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(C-DAC). The cost of setting up a mobile operation theatre unit is around Rs 1.8 crore. At the present, the government has approved 12 such units.

From sterilization of dogs to autopsy of wild animals, the mobile unit will be equipped to deliver many health services.

The department will provide a number to seek the service of the mobile operation theatre.

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