KCVAS Vet Hospital a boon for border farmers, cattle owners – Chhina
Amritsar, 19 February (Punjab Post Bureau)- Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) honourary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today inaugurated new Veterinary Drugs Store (VDS) at Khalsa College for Veterinary and Animal Sciences Hospital (KCVASH), here. The store would offer medicines to ailing milch, pet and even wild animals, at lower rates. Chhina said the farmers and cattle owners from border villages would be immensely benefitted with now life-saving drugs available at their door step. More than 350 cases of sick animal are being reported at Hospital in a month and they are treated with ultra-modern medical facilities including surgeries and highly qualified team of veterinary including teachers and students. He also flagged off an ambulance service for doctors and students to reach out to the far-flung areas. The VDS permission has been granted by the government and animal owners will be getting the facility at hospital itself. The hospital is opened from morning till evening but the emergencies are available round the clock. `The hospital has doctors and auxiliary staff. An independent OPD, X-ray, Fluoroscope, ECG, Physiotherapy, Inhalant Anaesthesia, Operation Theaters (OTs), Diagnostic Laboratory have already been established’’, said he. Located on Ram Tirath Road near village Mahal, the hospital is housed in the modern building. “It is becoming a boon for the border area villages as it is the only Vet hospital in the private sector, being run by charitable society KCGC’’, said he. He added that diagnosis and treatment of all species of animals including buffaloes, cows and goats, dogs, sheep, horses, birds and elephant can be carried out here’’, said he. He added that there is a Physiotherapy Unit to provide post treatment support to animals. There are also provisions for Indoors treatment and to keep cattle under supervision even during night, for attendants, accompanying sick animals. There is also provision for the emergency attendance of sick animals which include night shift rooms. Those present during the inauguration included KCVAS Principal Dr. SK Jand, joint secretary Ajmer Singh Heir, Member SS Chhina, KCE Principal Dr.JS Dhillon, KCW Principal Dr.Sukhbir Kaur Mahal, KCP Principal RK Dhawan, KCET Principal Amarpal Singh, Dr.Surinderpal Kaur Dhillon, Prof. SS Sidhu.