Telemedicine for livestock launched
PraniSheba Vet, a specialised telemedicine platform for livestock, the first of it's kind in the country, was launched yesterday. SM Rezaul Karim, Minister of Fisheries and Livestock, was present at its virtual inauguration ceremony as chief guest, says a press release.
In his speech, the minister said he expects the platform to play a crucial role in the welfare of the livestock sector. "I hope the virtual hospital will work to ensure quality animal health services through skilled and specialised veterinarians," he added.
Through it, livestock owners can get necessary advise and medical services from any part of the country in just 10-15 minutes via a phone call, the press release added.
Raunak Mahmud, secretary of the livestock ministry said, "It has become difficult to look after the health of animals during the pandemic. In this context, a platform like PraniSheba Vet, which ensures quality service to livestock owners through a simple phone call, is timely and certainly deserving of praise."
Dr Abdul Jabbar Sikder, Director General of the Department of Livestock, echoed the sentiment, saying, "Representatives of the young generation are finding interest in the livestock sector everyday. This use of technology in animal health services will further motivate them. "
Fida Haq, Managing Director and CEO of Adorsho PraniSheba Ltd, said the goals and objectives of "PraniSheba Vet" are easy access to animal health services, 100 percent vet based medicine, prevention of unnecessary use of antibiotics and ensuring safe meat for consumption.