For the first time in India, BJP ruling Uttar Pradesh has come up with a peculiar plan of launching ambulance services for cows and this service aims to reach the affected cow within 15 minutes of the call being made. Labelled as 'Abhinav Ambulance', this ambulance service will be launched this December and initially, the service will have a fleet of 515 ambulances.
The Yogi Adityanath-regime will be establishing a 24x7 call centre, which will remain operational to dispatch an ambulance within 15 minutes from the call was made. Each ambulance will have a doctor, medical staff, and a driver. Uttar Pradesh will be hosting the crucial assembly polls in the early next year and the BJP government is preparing to showcase its measures to construct Ram temple in Ayodhya, protect the cows, prevention of their slaughter, and illegal smuggling as its more important achievements to retain the reign in India's biggest state.
By launching such services to protect the cows, Yogi Adityanath has been throwing more weight on his accusations that the previous governments in the state had encouraged cow slaughter. Uttar Pradesh Minister for Dairy Development, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries, Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary has announced the government's plan for ambulance services for cows. The minister has said, "This is an important step in our commitment to the cow which is revered by millions."
The minister further said that the state would establish an embryo transplant technique through which even the sterile cows can produce up to 20 litres of milk a day. He added that the technique was remarkable as 80 per cent of the cattle produced would be female. As soon as the ambulance arrives, it will transport the affected cow to the nearby veterinary hospital for further treatments.
Currently, Uttar Pradesh has two ambulance services for people. While the ambulances for expectant mothers are available and can be reached by dialling 102, other emergencies will be attended by dialling 108. The state has over seven lakh cows and the owners of these cows are currently receiving Rs 900 per month for their feed and fodder. When the Covid-19 cases spiked in May this year, the government has directed the cow protection centres to have thermal scanners and other medical equipment.