J&K administration is focussing on enhancing veterinary units in the entire Jammu and Kashmir, especially in Jammu region.
For this purpose many new schemes have been launched and technology is being brought to the ground to enhance milk production.
Recently, the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, inaugurated 20 Mobile Veterinary Units (MVUs) during a function organized here at Balole, Bari Brahmana, Samba.
The MVUs will be operated through a centralized call centre with a uniform helpline number 1962. It will receive calls from livestock owners/farmers and a Veterinarian will prioritize all calls on the basis of emergency nature and will inform the nearest MVU for attending the case at farmer’s doorstep.
MVUs will provide veterinary diagnosis, treatment, vaccination, artificial inseminations, minor surgical interventions and extension services to farmers at their doorsteps. Each MVU will be manned by a qualified Veterinary Doctor and a Paravet for providing specialized services to livestock owners/farmers in far flung areas.
He inaugurated the new Paravet Training Institute office building. The institute will impart relevant education and trainings to Paravets in the region, aimed at their knowledge updation and skill development in animal husbandry and veterinary practices.