Plant diseases and other pests cause unprecedented losses throughout the world and pose serious threat to our food security. The losses can, however, be prevented or minimised with timely diagnostic and advisory services of plant health clinic which operate as unit of Plant Pathology Departments in India, USA and UK besides Global Plant Clinic in Afro-Asian contries. Unfortunately we still lack organised plant clinic with its independent identity like the ones for humans and animals.
"Mission Plant Health Clinic" conceived by Professor M. P. Srivastava about a decade ago, was aimed at emergence of well organised plant health clinic/polyclinic or plant hospital world-wide for coprehensive diagnostic of all pests through skilled professionals equipped with diagnostic tools. Such clinics are also expected to organise camps on plant health, judicious use of pesticides, resistance management, promoting IPM besides issuing pest alerts like Plant Disease Warning or Pest Forecasting, and keep strict vigil on bio-terrorism. In addition clinics are also required to produce fleet of Plant doctors/ Pest-control Advisors whose services may be utilised in control of farm and domestic pests. Mission's goal can be achieved when the world witness creation of organised plant health clinic globally.