Muscat: The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has signed an agreement with Saud Bahwan Group to operate mobile veterinary clinics. The agreement was signed by Dr Fouad bin Jaafar Al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, and Suhail Mohammed, Deputy GM of Saud Bahwan Group.
Dr Ishaq bin Ahmed Al Ruqaishi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, said the mobile veterinary clinic project, considered a priority project of the ministry to protect the nation's livestock against disease, will assist in the development of livestock and help Oman achieve self-sufficiency in raising livestock.
He added that the project includes the operation of 13 mobile veteran clinics equipped with examination and surgical operation tools. The project is meant to be coordinated with the 62 fixed veterinary clinics, as well as three other clinics now being built in the Sultanate. Also, a referral laboratory for animals will soon be launched.
The project seeks to provide preventive help and guidance for animal breeders.
The project, which costs OMR573,001, is expected to raise the quality of life of many animal breeds. It will also create jobs in rural communities and reduce the rate of diseases among animals. The mobile clinics will offer individual and group treatment services for animals, as well as follow-up care for animal herds.