Conservation NGO Wildlife SOS (WSOS) has opened India’s first ever Elephant Hospital at Mathura, Uttar Pradesh on Friday. The hospital was formally opened by Commissioner of Agra, Anil Kumar at Farah block’s Churmura village.
With an initiative to protect elephants in India, The Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital is fully equipped with modern facilities like wireless digital X-ray, laser treatment, dental X-ray, thermal imaging, ultrasonography, hydrotherapy and quarantine facilities.
According to Katick Satyanarayan, CEO of NGO Wildlife SOS ‘this initiative is a milestone in the conservation journey. This facility will allow to take better care of the elephants and to develop a destination for humane management of elephants.’
The hospital basically provides for the treatment of injured, sick or geriatric elephants and is located close to the elephant conservation and care centre which was established in 2010 by the promoter itself.
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