Chandigarh, August 14, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
Over 1.84 lakh cattle have been vaccinated for the prevention of lumpy skin disease so far by the animal husbandry department of Punjab.
Mr. Vikas Pratap, Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry Department, Punjab said that the third lot of 83,000 doses of Goat Pox vaccine has reached, which has been distributed among the districts.
He said that vaccination drive has been intensified adhering to the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and vaccination is being carried out by the veterinary staff even during the holidays. He said that out of the 2.34 lakh doses received earlier, more than 1.84 lakh doses have already been administered to cattle.
Besides this, five veterinary officers from Punjab Veterinary Vaccine Institute, Ludhiana have also been deputed in different districts. Earlier, veterinary officers of Head Office Mohali were also deployed in the districts till August 31.
The Principal Secretary said that on the instructions of the Chief Minister, an amount of Rs.1 crore is being transferred by the rural development and panchayat department to the animal husbandry department, which will be disbursed to the districts for necessary medicines and foods.
“To strengthen the vaccination drive and also create awareness among the milk producers, internship and final year students of Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc) have also been roped in, who shall be sent to various districts of Punjab, especially where is shortage of staff to complete the vaccination drive at the earliest”, said Mr. Vikas Partap.