NAMCHI, 04 JAN (IPR):
Chief Minister, PawanChamling inaugurated the District Veterinary Polyclinic, at Boomtar in Namchi today. At the outset, the Chief Minister along with the dignitaries also inspected the Polyclinic.
The Secretary presented the technical report of the Polyclinic wherein he informed that the Veterinary Polyclinic has been built at a project cost of Rs 4.87 crore funded under North East Council (NEC) with a financing pattern of 90:10.
Speaking about the District Veterinary Polyclinic, the Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to the land donors and various other stakeholders involved in building this clinic. He dedicated the clinic 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 bred in the state as the survival rate of these animals are high. He directed the Animal Husbandry department to secure these types of local breeds.
MrChamling 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, he added.
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 along with the boundary.
Present during the inaugural ceremony were SLA Speaker, KN Rai, Minister Animal Husbandry, Livestock, Fisheries and Veterinary Services, SomnathPoudyal, Secretary Animal Husbandry, DrKumar Bhandari alongside various officials.