Hi-tech vet hospital getting ready

Hi-tech vet hospital getting ready
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The first Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University’s Multi Super Specialty Hospital for domesticated animals will soon begin functioning.

Tirupati: The first Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University’s Multi Super Specialty Hospital for domesticated animals will soon begin functioning. The construction of the new facility at a cost of Rs 11 crore on the university campus is nearing completion. Already the veterinary clinical complex (hospital) building is ready to begin treating the domesticated animals of any health problems.

The authorities are purchasing the advanced digital equipment for use in treatment to the bovine population as well as other pet animals. The hospital will have facilities like surgery, radiology, medicine, gynaecology and diagnostic labs. Here pathologist and bio-chemists, micro biologists will be available to treat the sick animals.

Echo cardiograph, electric cardiograph unit, computerised radiography system, digital ultra sound, colour Doppler's facilities are also being put in place. One of the advanced facility in the new multi-specialty hospital is critical care unit where ultra-sonography, oxygen therapy, emergency surgical process equipment and dialysis facility, fluid therapy facilities are being made available.

Under the supervision of the university vice-chancellor Y Haribabu, the hospital is becoming first of its kind in th entire state. These facilities are normally available to human beings only. Now the animals too could access them. Varsity has constructed a modern building in a large area for veterinary clinical activities. SVVU Director D Srinivasulu is on the job of improvement of clinical facilities within the varsity limits.

The main objective of the veterinary hospital is diagnosing diseases in early stages and provide treatment to them in time. In addition, the authorities have planned for small and large animal in-patient wards here. One more advanced facility of the hospital is ambulance service with sick animal lifting facility. A specially designed animal lifting machine has been acquired and it would be used to lift the animals. Each ambulance with the machine cost he university Rs 25 lakh.

Already SVVU has posted one professor as head, one associate professor and six assistant professors to treat the domesticated animals, in future this super specialty hospital will grow into a referral hospital. Here varsity has constructed surgery rooms with advanced facilities to provide a better healthcare to domestic large and small animals. With above facilities dairy farmers or animal lovers can provide the medical treatment to their domestic animals with nominal cost.

Head of the Department of Veterinary clinical complex P Vaikunta Rao, speaking to The Hans India, emphasised: “This hospital is going to function from 9 am to 8 pm. There is a move to appoint more doctors so that the facility works round-the-clock.

This would be a referral hospital. We already have three primary health centres at Thondavada of Chandragiri, city veterinary hospital in Tirupati city, one more unit at Balijapalle of Ramchandrapuram mandal in Chittoor District. Farmers of these villages or those from other parts of the district can avail the super specialty treatment to their animals," he said.

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