AP Govt launches 175 YSR vet ambulances for animal welfare


AMARAVATI: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday launched “India’s first government-run ambulance network” for animal and livestock welfare and to boost the veterinary sector in Andhra Pradesh.

The Chief Minister reported 175 veterinary ambulances costing Rs 143 Crore in the first phase under the “Dr. A total of 340 vet ambulances will be set up across the state at a cost of Rs 278 Crore. Another 165 veterinary ambulances costing Rs 135 crore will be added in the second phase.

Veterinary Ambulances were established as one of the primary missions of the AP government to help reach animals in distress and provide them with proper animal health care. A total of 175 mobile ambulance clinics (veterinarians) will be placed at the Assembly constituency level on the 108 service lines to provide veterinary services at the doorstep.


These state-of-the-art mobile ambulances will provide veterinary first aid services as well as on-the-spot diagnosis and emergency case management.

One of the main facilities that these ambulances will provide is the “hydraulic lift” facility to lift animals and move them to the nearest veterinary clinic.

Ambulance services provide emergency and quality veterinary services for dairy and domestic animals in both rural and urban settings.

The maintenance of the ambulance will be taken care of by the government which has allocated Rs 1.90 lakh per month for each vehicle.

Under the Animal Husbandry Department, there are about 1,576 established veterinary dispensaries across the state, with about 1,376 veterinarians recruited.

A veterinarian, a para-veterinarian and a driver will be assigned to each ambulance.

These ambulances will also have a 24/7 toll-free call centre. The Mobile Veterinary Services project will provide prompt treatment upon receipt of a 1962 call at the livestock owner’s door.

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