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News : KVASU to Launch Hi-tech Vet Services
Thrissur, India, September, 2015 -- The Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) is all set to provide high-tech services to dairy farmers.
KVASU eVetConnect, a model for veterinary connectivity developed by the KVASU Entrepreneurship Directorate, will provide 24x7 services for animal care across the State.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Agriculture Minister K.P. Mohanan will jointly launch the service on September 7. Veterinary experts often find it difficult to provide emergency services due to increasing demand by dairy farmers and pet owners, says KVASU Vice Chancellor B. Ashok. "Moreover, services after working hours are less when compared to the human healthcare services," he said.
The KVASU eVetConnect, which uses ICT applications, can be extended to other States in future, said Director of entrepreneurship T.P. Sethumadhavan. "KVASU eVetConnect includes Vet vonnect software for KVASU hospitals, eVetConnect centres, mobile veterinary services with mobile tracking system, advisory call centres and customer relation management, eVetConnect knowledge portal, Vetipedia and disease information system," he said. "This project can be extended to 53 blocks across the State where mobile veterinary services are available. Through linking eVetConnect, farmers will get the veterinary services at their door steps and call centre facilities. eVetConnect can be linked with 25 entrepreneurship centres of the Malabar Region Cooperative Milk Producers Union and other dairy cooperatives in the State," Mr. Sethumadhavan said.
The portal can be used to disseminate information on the latest clinical case and management to students of veterinary science. This can also help in modernising hospital information system with data on disease, epidemiology, treatment and control measures, he added.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is a university established by the Government of Kerala in December 2010 to further education, research and extension services in the field of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
Published: Tuesday, September 8, 2015