CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab Government is all set to inoculate as many as 25 lakhs bovines as a safety measure towards the Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD), disclosed Gurmeet Singh Khudian, Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries, Punjab, whereas informing that the vaccination drive will probably be commenced from February 25.
S. Gurmeet Singh Khudian, together with Additional Chief Secretary Animal Husbandry Mr. Vikas Pratap, was reviewing ongoing tasks and functioning of the division right here at Punjab Bhawan.
The Cabinet Minister mentioned that now, the Goat Pox vaccine is being repeated for the third time as a booster dose to a safety measure towards the illness. Notably, following the outbreak of LSD throughout the nation in final yr, the vaccination drive towards LSD was carried out for cattle within the state. He additionally requested the officers to make sure the graceful transportation of the vaccination, apart from, sustaining chilly chain effectively.
Emphasising on the necessity to make a foolproof mechanism to save lots of livestock from illnesses, S. Gurmeet Singh Khudian directed the division officers to make a complete vaccination motion plan inside a month. He additionally directed the sphere employees of the division to sensitise the livestock farmers about the advantages of the totally different immunisation drives and contain the district administration and panchayats on this noble trigger to forestall the livestock from totally different illnesses.
ACS Mr. Vikas Pratap apprised the cupboard minister that deworming drive is being carried out throughout the state at a price of round Rs 6.37 crore. The drive will conclude on February 10. Apart from this, medicines value Rs 1.56 crore have already been despatched to Veterinary Hospitals and Dispensaries of the state. He additionally knowledgeable that the division has lately accomplished the mass immunisation drive towards Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD).
Director Animal Husbandry Dr. Gursharanjit Singh Bedi, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University’s Director of Clinics Dr. S. S Randhawa, HOD Veterinary Medicine
Dr Ashwani Kumar, Principal Scientist & Incharge Animal Diseases Research Centre Dr. M. S. Bal, Principal Scientist, Animal Diseases Research Centre Dr. Vishal Mahajan, Director Centre for One Health Dr. J S Bedi and districts officers of Animal Husbandry division had been additionally current within the assembly.