Jaipur, Nov 20(ANI): A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is setting up a hospital for camels in Jaipur, which will be completed by the end of the year.
According to 'Help in Sufferings', the hospital is being built on a budget of Rs. 30,00,000 and it was required as people in the state depend on camels for their livelihood.
They maintain the hospital is unique due to its facilities to carry out surgeries.
"It will differ from the ordinary veterinary hospital firstly because it is exclusively meant for the camels. This will include hospitalization and surgical faculties. Such hospital does not exist in India till date. The facility of admission is the unique feature," said Pradeep Singhal, in charge of the hospital project.
The NGO officials also believe that the main beneficiaries of the hospital will be poor people with limited resources.
People find this initiative very promising, as it will enhance the longevity of the camels, which frequently fall sick.
"A camel hospital in proximity is of course, required. It will save us two days of earnings, time and spare us the inconvenience involved in transporting animal to the health facility faraway," said Jai Narain, a camel owner.
Paltu, a camel cart owner, said: "If we get a veterinary hospital for our animals then they will remain healthy and that will improve their life condition too. We request the Government to do something on those lines."
There are almost five thousand camels in Bassi area engaged in different activities. (ANI)