Sunday, July 14, 2024

Foreign Doctors Reach Karachi to Treat Elephant Noor Jehan

A team of seven members which included international experts reached on Tuesday to provide health care facilities to the ill elephant in Karachi Zoo. Noor Jehan -the elephant- is suffering from pain in the joint and can’t walk properly.

The team if veterinary doctors and experts addressed from Egypt, Bulgaria, Germany and Austria held a comprehensive meeting regarding the treatment of the elephant with the Karachi Administrator Dr Syed Saif-ur-Rahman and the management of the zoo. These experts are from the animal welfare organisation Four Paws which has a global reputation for the care and treatment of animals around the globe. The arrangements were completed for the treatment, medicines, X-ray, crane and special lighting in the elephant enclosure. The administrator of Karachi thanked the team for approaching Pakistan on the invitation of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) for the treatment of Noor Jehan and added no compromise will be made for the treatment.

Dr Amir Al-Khalili, the head of the team said that on Wednesday, he will start the treatment of Noor Jehan and if an operation is needed, that will also be done. According to him, in the initial report the elephant is experiencing joint pain due to which one of its legs is affected making it difficult to walk also adding that this is normal among animals. The delegation also reviewed the arrangements made for the treatment in the enclosure and the facilities ordered for the treatment.

It is crucial to mention that Pakistan received all four African Elephants in 2009. Malika and Sonu had been sent to the Safari Park, while Noor Jehan and Madhubala had been transferred to Karachi zoo

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