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‘Improve vet clinic or hand it over to NGO’

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Faridkot, June 19

Claiming that stray animals are ending up becoming an unforeseen casualty of the lockdown, a "hard-hitting" letter from Maneka Gandhi, MP, to the district administration here has left the administration and the Animal Husbandry Department shaken on Friday.

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Maneka Gandhi, MP

Ambulance in the clinic has never been used. A senior functionary is using surgical table as desk.

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Dubbing the veterinary clinic run by the Animal Husbandry Department in Faridkot a scam, the MP has alleged that machines in the clinic were all rusted and it was overgrown with weed. "The clinic is simply full of junk and most of the rooms have broken windows and doors," she said.

The clinic does not have medicines or even a doctor to sit there.

Asking the Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot, to improve the condition of the local vet hospital after she received a complaint about the poor condition of the hospital from a voluntary organisation, Maneka Gandhi said either the condition of this clinic be improved or it be handed over to NGOs.

Last week Roving Animals' Society, an NGO, made a complaint to the state government and Maneka Gandhi about the poor working condition of the vet clinic.

"Suggesting two options to the district administration — handing over the clinic building to the NGO and letting them make the best veterinary hospital themselves or the department should manage the clinics properly. Let the NGOs tie up with the municipality for dog sterilisation," wrote the MP.

Vimal Kumar Setia, DC, said she had issued directions to set up a control room in the vet clinic here to render medical help in case of emergency to any animal." — TNS



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