News Desk: The western states of India are burning with intense heat, and even the livestock cannot escape its effects.
Recently, rescue workers in the state of Gujarat rescued a number of birds lying on the ground that had become dehydrated and paralyzed.
Veterinarians and animal rescue workers in Ahmedabad, the state’s largest city, said they were rescuing thirsty and weak birds on a daily basis due to the intense heat. Birds are losing their ability to fly due to excessive heat and dehydration.
A report by the Reuters news agency on Thursday said temperatures had been at an all-time high for several years before the onset of summer, leading to droughts across large parts of South Asia; At that time, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has warned the people about the high risk of fire.
Doctors at the veterinary hospital run by the non-profit Ahmedabad-based Jeevadaya Charitable Trust said they had treated thousands of birds in the past few weeks. Rescue workers are bringing in dozens of birds daily, including many high-flying birds, such as pigeons and kites.
Manoj Vavsar, an animal rescue worker who has been involved in bird rescue for over a decade and has been working closely with the trust, said, “This year has been one of the worst in recent years. When we go to rescue the birds, we see that more than 10 percent of the birds have to be rescued this time. ”
Doctors at the hospital on Wednesday spotted the birds taking multi-vitamin tablets and water.
Health officials in Gujarat have advised hospitals to set up special wards for the treatment of heat stroke and other inflammatory diseases due to rising temperatures.