National Veterinary Hospital inaugurated

Thimphu: Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the inauguration ceremony of the National Veterinary Hospital on February 5. The hospital located in Motithang will provide better facilities and services to the animal and meet the increasing demand for modern animal care and treatment.

“The old national animal hospital located in Chubachu and its amenities was not able to keep abreast with the increasing demand for modern animal care and treatment requirements of our pets and other domestic animals within Thimphu Thromde and referral cases from other Dzongkhags”, said the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo at the inauguration.

The current record of the old Hospital at Chubachu has seen a total of 5649 new and 12361 follow up cases in 2017 alone. It is said that about 6000 pet dogs and cats were registered within Thimphu and this increasing demand for quality and modern veterinary services has led them to come up with this new infrastructure.

The hospital was constructed at the cost of Nu.57 million with fund support from the Government of India. The construction works begun in July 2015 with the ground breaking ceremony which was graced by Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen. It will render the range of health services to the animal from diagnostic to the therapeutic.

The Prime Minister, Ministers, the Indian Ambassador to Bhutan and other senior officials also attended the program.

Reported by Karma Loday, ICTD

Photo courtesy: Royal Office for Media

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