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Inauguration of Shri Mahavir Free Animal-Bird Hospital and Mobile Trauma Center

  • 15 Feb 2023
  • 4 min read

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On February 14, 2023, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated Shri Mahavir Free Animal-Bird Hospital and Mobile Trauma Center built by Shri Mahavir Gaushala Kalyan Sansthan in Badan village of Baran district.

Key points

  • In this hospital and mobile trauma center, sick and injured animals and birds will get immediate treatment, which will protect the environment as well as around us the organisms living.
  • Shri Mahavir Free Animal And Bird Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. All the treatment facilities in the hospital will be operational 24 hours. Here, if any animal or bird in the vicinity will be brought to the hospital by is reported to be sick, infected or affected by other reasons, the rescue team ambulance free of cost.
  • Specialist doctors will treat this hospital. Here facilities-ray and sonography are also available along with all types of tests like blood, dung etc. of like animals and birds in the examination center. There are 3 operation theatres and more than 6 modern wards in the hospital premises.
  • This hospital has complete treatment facilities for animals and birds including outdoor-indoor. For the first time in the state, a unique initiative has been taken by setting up such facilities for animals and birds with state-of-the-art machines. Here the facility of operation, treatment, ICU ward and ambulance of animals and birds is also available.
  • The Chief Minister said that the state government is working according to the spirit of animal protection and animal love. The directorate was set up by the state government for cow protection. It has now been given the form of a department.
  • He said that the government is providing assistance of about Rs 1.56 crore for the establishment of Nandishala and about Rs 1 crore for the establishment of gaushala. In view of the increasing rates of fodder, a grant of instead of 6 months on 9 months is being given the demand of cow shelters.
  • It is noteworthy that in the budget of the financial year 2023-24, many important decisions have been taken for the promotion and protection of cow and animal wealth. Financial assistance of Rs 40,000 per cow will be given in case of death of milch cow due to leprosy.
  • Under the 'Mukhyamantri Kamdhenu Bima Yojana', insurance of Rs 40-40 thousand will be provided for two milch animals per family. Rs 750 crore will be spent on this, due to which more than 20 lakh cattle rearers will be benefited. Apart from this, a provision of more than Rs 1100 crore has been made in the budget for free vaccination of animals and for gaushalas and nandishalas.
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