For last 20 years, the dispensaries under the administrative control of Zila Parishads are facing the same conditions. There are about 34 dispensaries. The pharmacists are available in all of them but about 20 dispensaries are without doctors.
In Punjab, there is only one Punjab Agriculture University in Ludhiana which is offering courses for Veterinary Officer having the facility of 100 seats. As per the sources, the five years degree course is joined by most of the students from other states and this is the reason that none of them is willing to come to Ferozepur.
As per the version of the district administration, despite writing to the Director and Rural Development no arrangements have been made so far. Punjab bagged number one position in milk production across the country and to strengthen the milk production, Punjab Government has also sanctioned 183 posts of rural veterinary officers, to strengthen rural health services and promotion of animal husbandry but it is still to get a final nod.
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