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Vet Recruitment Plans to Address Under-staffing

31 July 2013

INDIA – The Assam Public Service Commission has launched a recruitment drive after chronic under-staffing of veterinary doctors has caused a drop in cattle health in the region.

More than five times the recommended number of cattle is currently under the official care of Assam’s 571 veterinary doctors, according to a range of sources.

Government standards set out a system in which every vet is responsible for 5,000 head of cattle – currently the figure is 26,000 head.

Vacancies amount to 115 posts with 200 new hospitals proposed for construction.

The project is expected to be completed in five years.

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