The Social Organisation Shree Gopal Gaushala of Dibrugarh has launched an ambulance service for cows suffering from accidental injuries and serious diseases.
The Ambulances service said to be the first in the northeast has been inaugurated by Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner, Biswajit Pegu at a function held at the Gaushala premises on Friday.
“The service would pave the way for the speedy treatment of seriously ill and injured cows. I am happy that Shree Gopal Gaushala is improving the standard of treatment of injured and sick cows with the first of its kind service in the northeast,” said Biswajit Pegu.
“We are happy that the ambulance service has been inaugurated today. In the last two years, we have rescued 52 cows but unfortunately, we could save only 16 cows. We could have saved more cows if we could rescue the cows in time and in a proper way. Now we are sure, we will be able to save more cows with the introduction of the cow ambulance,” said Ashok Dhanuka, General Secretary of Shree Gopal Gaushala.
“We are running a cow hospital to serve the cows with the help of the veterinary doctor and necessary medical facilities. Many times we could not save the cows due to the absence of such facilities. Now the ambulance service will be operational from tomorrow,” said Nirmal Beria, President, Shree Gopal Gaushala.
The ambulance fitted with a hydraulic lifting system to lift the cows easily has been brought from Ahmedabad.
The function was also attended by Dibrugarh Municipal Board Chairman Dr. Saikat Patra and Executive Committee members of Shree Gopal Gaushala, eminent citizens, and members of the society.
In 2020 the Goshala started the first cow hospital in the entire northeast.
Goshala was established in 1901. Since then the cow shelter is working relentlessly toward the safe sheltering of cows.