Finest remedy will likely be supplied to temple elephant, says Finance Minister

The State authorities will take needed measures to provide the very best remedy to Parvathy, the 26-year-old elephant of Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, stated Finance Minister P. T. R. Palanivel Thiaga Rajan right here on Sunday.

He was chatting with media individuals after a staff of veterinary docs, who had flown from Thailand to look at the pachyderm for its eye ailment on the temple premises

“I observed the issue on her left eye first about six years again. Now, the precise eye has been affected too. We’ve got been treating her with the most effective docs and medical amenities to this point. We are going to proceed to take action,” the Minister stated.

The staff comprising seven docs headed by Dr. Nikorn Thongthip, School of Veterinary Drugs, Kasetsart College, Thailand examined Parvathy and mentioned her situation with the Minister. The staff had been giving medical recommendation via video-conferencing to this point, famous Mr. Thiaga Rajan.

“Once I requested the docs if there was the same analysis of eye ailment on account of cataract in younger elephants, they stated a six-year-old elephant handled for the same ailment was nonetheless in a position to lead a very good life,” he stated.

“On discussing the opportunity of cataract surgical procedure, we have been instructed by the docs that it could be difficult to forestall additional damages in the course of the post-surgery interval. Medical doctors stated that correct remedy may be given to forestall additional aggravation of the illness. Nevertheless, there was no main enchancment within the elephant’s eyesight,” stated Mr Palanivel.

He added that the docs stated that the elephant would have the ability to handle fairly nicely, on condition that she lives in a well-recognized place amongst acquainted folks. When requested concerning the trigger for the ailment, he stated that the docs stated that it might both be a genetic challenge or on account of any damage in its early years.

One other staff of docs from Chennai would go to the temple to look at her on Monday, he added.

Earlier, Mr Palanivel Thiaga Rajan, Mayor Indrani Pon Vasanth and Collector S. Aneesh Sekhar fed Parvathy with watermelons, jaggery, carrots and so on.

Based on P. Bose Rajan, the mahout of the pachyderm, who takes care of her alongside together with his son, the elephant was two-years-old when it got here to the temple from Arunachal Pradesh.

“The calm and pleasant elephant is a star attraction among the many devotees and vacationers”, he added.

Temple Joint Commissioner Okay Chelladurai, Deputy Commissioner A. Arunachalam and others have been current.

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