845Published on October 26, 2020
Mentioning that Fisheries and Livestock Ministry has given approval for the initiative of an online veterinary hospital, fisheries and livestock minister SM Rezaul Karim today said online veterinary hospital is the beginning of new chapter in Digital Bangladesh declared by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“Not only humans, but also the animals need medication in their time of need. It is possible to give them modern treatment by using the information and communication technology if we cannot take them to hospital. We have given approval for this initiative,” he said.
The minister said this while addressing a virtual ceremony to inaugurate “Pranisheba Vet”, the first and only telemedicine platform for the livestock sector, launched by private company AdarshaPranisheba Limited, an official release said.
Presided over by AdarshaPranisheba Limited chief executive officer Fida Haque, the virtual programme was also attended by Fisheries and Livestock Secretary Rawnak Mahmud and Director General of Department of Livestock Services Dr Abdul Jabbar Sikder, among others.
Bangladesh Veterinary Association President Dr Nazrul Islam and veterinarian and environmentalist Dr Md Awlad Hossain also addressed the function.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina envisioned Digital Bangladesh and the necessity of the expansion of information technology and Digital Bangladesh has been proved ultimate during this ongoing corona period. The farsightedness of Sheikh Hasina has been proved once again,” the livestock minister added.
SM Rezaul Karim called for expansion of online veterinary service throughout the country so that other private companies also get interested to come forward.
“Our ministry would provide all necessary support in this regard,” he added.