The first elephant hospital in IndiaElephant is a well-known animal in India. It is associated with religion in this country. Even India is sometime denoted as 'elephant' to stress upon its power. But despite that, in many cases, it has been noticed that elephants, especially the domesticated elephants, are ill-treated. We also hear quite often about the death of elephants getting electrocuted or being hit by fast-moving trains.
To treat old and injured elephants, last week, the first elephant hospital has been opened at by at Farah block's Churmura village, Mathura, by the Divisional Commissioner of Agra Division. The hospital is equipped with wireless digital X-Ray, thermal imaging, ultrasonography, tranquilization devices, indoor treatment facilities, etc. This hospital has been opened by Wildlife SOS, an NGO. The hospital is located very near to the elephant conservation and care centre run by the NGO.
It is expected that some more similar hospitals in various parts of the country and the elephants will get the facilities of proper treatment.