• Short Summary

    BIRDS HAVE BEEN RECEIVING SPECIAL MEDICAL CARE AND TREATMENT AT A HOSPITAL IN DELHI. THE?

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    BIRDS HAVE BEEN RECEIVING SPECIAL MEDICAL CARE AND TREATMENT AT A HOSPITAL IN DELHI. THE HOSPITAL, SAID TO BE THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN INDIA, IS RUN BUY THE JAINS, A PART OF INDIA'S HINDU COMMUNITY. AT THE INSTITUTION, TRAINED VETERINARIANS LOOK AFTER THEIR CHARGES WITH ENTHUSIASM SIMILAR TO THAT FOUND IN ANY OTHER HOSPITAL.

    THE BIRD HOSPITAL, SITUATED IN OLD DELHI OPPOSITE THE HISTORIC RED FORT, IS AN OUTGROWTH OF THE JAINS'S PHILOSOPHY. THEY ARE STRICT VEGETARIANS AND STRONG BELIEVERS IN NON-VIOLENCE.

    WHEN ANYBODY BRINGS A BIRD TO THE HOSPITAL, A PRIMARY CONDITION FOR TREATMENT IS THAT THE BIRD BE ALLOWED TO FLY FREE AFTER IT IS CURED.

    WITHIN THE HOSPITAL, THERE ARE WARDS FOR DIFFERENT SPECIES OF BIRDS, SPECIAL AREAS SET ASIDE FOR FEEDING WHICH VARY ACCORDING TO THE TREATMENT REQUIRED. MAIMED OR PARALYSED BIRDS ARE GIVEN A PERMANENT REFUGE AND ARE LOOKED AFTER FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.

    BIRDS CAN HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURES TAKEN AT THE HOSPITAL, HAVE THEIR BROKEN LEGS SPLINTED OR EVEN WINGS AMPUTATED. OPERATIONS ARE CONDUCTED WITH THE BIRDS UNDER ANAESTHESIA.

    AT PRESENT, THE BIRDS ARE TREATED AT THE HOSPITAL BY DR. M.S. BAWA, A VETERINARIAN WHO HAS SPECIALISED IN BIRD CARE. AT ANY GIVEN TIME, HE IS LIKELY TO HAVE ABOUT 1,500 "PATIENTS" IN HIS CHARGE. AMONG THE BIRDS NOW IN THE HOSPITAL ARE PIGEONS, QUAIL, CROWS AND PARROTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5X00C4Y9T0XYK739ZVYVR1J8X
    Media URN:
    VLVA5X00C4Y9T0XYK739ZVYVR1J8X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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