Himachal Pradesh to launch ‘Project Sanjeevani’ for livestock healthcare

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  • Himachal Pradesh government will start “Project Sanjeevani” or National Animal Disease Control Program – Mobile Veterinary Van unit (NADCP-AHD-MVU) for livestock health care and to provide quality veterinary services to the livestock farmers.
  • The Animal Husbandry Department of Himachal Pradesh has collaborated with Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd. (BFIL), a subsidiary of IndusInd Bank, for the National Animal Disease Control Programme-Mobile Veterinary Van (NADCP-AHD-MVU) project.
  • The collaboration aims to provide doorstep livestock care through a toll-free telephone number that will be operational soon.
  • The call centre will ensure coordination between mobile veterinary clinic vehicles and working livestock clinics, to shorten the time taken for extending livestock care.
  • The initiative will save additional expenses of farmers on travelling to the existing clinic and securing quality medicines for ailing livestock.
  • The doorstep veterinary services will have curative treatment, vaccination, artificial insemination, preventive care and all animal husbandry-related information.
  • This initiative will serve farmers at 44 blocks located in 12 districts of the state.
  • The centralized Call Centre at the Directorate of Animal Husbandry will be integrated with 44 mobile veterinary ambulances.
  • Under the initiative animal husbandry department’s field veterinary services will be deployed through BFIL’s integrated telemedicine and service management platform.

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