India’s first specialized hospital for elephants opened in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

India’s first specialized hospital for elephants opened in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

November 18, 2018.

India’s first specialized hospital for elephants inaugurated formally by Agra Divisional Commissioner Anil Kumar at Farah block’s Churmura village located in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday. During the inauguration of the hospital, Mathura District Magistrate Sarvagya Ram Mishra was also present. Attention is finally getting by the heritage animal which they deserve.

The Wildlife SOS established the first elephant conservation and care center in 2010 and is currently looking after 20 elephants requiring specialized treatment. It is a conservation non-profit organization. It was established in 1995 with the primary objective of rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife in distress in the country and preserving India’s natural heritage. It is currently one of the largest Wildlife Organisations in South Asia. The hospital is located near the Elephant Conservation and Care Center (ECCC) run by Wildlife SOS. This is a milestone in the conservation journey. “The facility will allow us to take better care, and gradually develop as a destination for humane management of elephants,” said the promoter of NGO Wildlife SOS CEO Katick Satyanarayana.

The unique medical center offers all kind of modern facilities for the treatment of elephants which include Wireless Digital X-Ray, Laser Treatment, Dental X-Ray, Thermal imaging, Ultrasonography, Hydrotherapy, Tranquilization Equipment, and Quarantine facilities. Located close to the elephant conservation and care center, the hospital is designed to treat injured, sick or geriatric elephants and is equipped with a medical hoist for lifting elephants, as also an elephant restraining device with a dedicated indoor treatment enclosure for long duration medical procedures.

It is good to see this development because to save our wildlife more and more hospitals like these needs to be established in India to conserve our wildlife. An observation deck will allow veterinary students and interns to observe and learn about elephant’s behaviour and treatment from a safe distance.


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