Namchi, Jan 4 (IPR)
The Chief Minister Pawan Chamling inaugurated the District Veterinary Polyclinic, at Boomtar Namchi today. Present, during the inaugural ceremony were SLA Speaker K. N. Rai, Minister Animal Husbandry, Livestock, Fisheries and Veterinary Services Somnath Poudyal, Secretary Animal Husbandry Dr. Kumar Bhandari alongside various officials. At the outset, the Chief Minister alongwith the dignitaries also inspected the Polyclinic.
Speaking, about the District Veterinary Polyclinic at Boomtar the Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to the land donors and various other stakeholders in erecting of this clinic. He added, that this clinic has been dedicated to the public of Namchi and urged them to inculcate a sense of ownership and responsibility in maintenance of this clinic. The Chief Minister also shared the imperative need to protect and multiply the amount of agricultural domestic animals which are locally born and breed in the state itself as he explained that the survival rate of these animals are high and directed the animal husbandry department that they need to be liable to secure these type of local breeds. Mr. Chamling reiterated that the State Government has provided ample openings for anyone who is interested in dairy and animal husbandry business as there is a fixed market in the state itself, the state government has also given 60% subsidy to pursue this sector.
The Secretary presented the technical report of the Polyclinic in which he detailed the report. He added that the Veterinary Polyclinic has been built with a project cost of 4.87 crore which has been funded under North East Council (NEC) with a financing pattern of 90:10. The Polyclinic has four components and the main Polyclinic is a two storied building where the ground level will be used for clinical examination of animals, carrying out surgical operation and diagnostic laboratory facility including X-ray and ultrasound. The first level will include a facility for training hall and office rooms for doctors. The second component is construction of 5 unit class II quarter for veterinary doctors with parking space. The third component is construction of carpeted approach road and drainage facility and protective wall, the 4th component consist of construction of fencing alongwith the boundary.
Additionally, the Secretary elucidated that the establishment of this polyclinic will assist and meet the demands for modern animal health care and treatment required for domestic animal.