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Strategy evolved for free medical facilities to cattle farmers.

FAISALABAD -- A comprehensive strategy has been evolved to ensure free medical facilities to the cattle farmers living in far flung areas.

In this connection, 5331 motorcycles are being distributed among the livestock staff with cost of Rs 520 million, said Additional Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Sardar Aashiq Hussain Dogar while distributing 169 motorcycles among veterinary assistants in the circuit house here Tuesday.

He said that the motorcycles will enable the staff to immediately rush to the ailing cattle and provide them necessary treatment at their door step.

He said that employees will also get Rs 2000 per month for the expense of petrol which would be distributed through mobile phone under easy paisa system.

He said that another plan is also under consideration to set up emergency centers at district level in abandoned octroi posts (buildings of Old Chungies).

He said that cattle owners could also make calls on 08000-9211 to inform livestock department about their need for the treatment of their cattle.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Sep 23, 2015
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