Fifty wild animals have been rescued and treated at the Wildlife Hospital at Sauraha of Chitwan since 2020.
The animal hospital took in 16 tigers, five rhinos, six elephants, seven deer, three blue bulls, three fishing cats, nine boars, a lynx, and a leopard cat.
Operational since December 2020, the hospital is jointly managed by Chitwan National Park and National Trust for Nature Conservation Biodiversity Conservation Centre (NTNC-BCC).
The Wildlife Hospital has been treating wild animals that are sick, helpless, incapacitated or injured due to various causes, said Chief of the NTNC-BCC Dr Baburam Lamichhane.
He added that veterinarians would visit to the field at Chitwan National Park to treat bigger animals which cannot be brought to the hospital.
With the establishment of the hospital, it has become easier to diagnose disease and treat the disease of wild animals.
Although the infrastructure have been built, the hospital is still not fully operational, said CNP's Chief Conservation Officer Haribhadra Acharya.
According to him, the operation procedure was prepared and would be fully implemented soon by giving it full shape.
Six staffers, including the wild animal paramedics and veterinary doctors, have been assigned to the hospital.
The two-storey hospital has eight rooms with an OPD facility, lab, operation theatre, administration, dispensary, staff room and a meeting room.
It is equipped with a portable X-ray machine, ultrasound machine, automated haematology analyser for blood testing, automated biochemistry analyser machine, and lab-based microscopes, among other equipment. The operation theatre is equipped with a multiparameter patient monitoring system and gaseous anaesthesia to operate effectively on the animals.
- With RSS inputs