Bengaluru, June 27: After allegations against the veterinary doctors that they are not performing their duties and responsibilities effectively, Karnataka government has decided to take up global positioning system (GPS) to track and monitor the activities of the state's veterinary doctors.
The decision came after several allegations against the veterinary doctors that they are not performing their duties and responsibilities effectively. Some allegation claimed that Doctors have treated animals without any checkup or without seeing them. They never treated any of the animals by actually visiting the ‘patients’ but by seeing their photographs.
For the time being, others claim that the doctors, whose responsibilities include travelling to far off villages where animals' illness are often left untreated, barely show up. Still, the Doctors asked to maintain records of these allegedly fake visits in their books and registers.
To strictly monitor such actions, the Karnataka governments to introduce GPS technology which will enable the state's Animal Husbandry department from their Bengaluru office to ensure that the doctors actually travel to locations assigned to them and deliver their job responsibilities effectively.
Over2, 600 veterinary doctors will be a part of the new GPS tracking system. According to reports, a subsidy of Rs 4 crore has handover to GPS service which will be put into effect within one month's time.