Biosafety lab to diagnose bird flu in the pipeline | Pune News

Pune: A state-of-the-art biosafety laboratory could be arrange within the metropolis for the analysis of illnesses like fowl flu (H5N1) and rabies, amongst others.
Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, who additionally holds the finance portfolio, made the announcement whereas presenting the Maharashtra price range 2021-22 on Monday.
State animal husbandry commissioner Sachindra Pratap Singh advised TOI, “The proposed lab, known as biosafety lab (degree III), will perform testing of varied illnesses. The early analysis of any illnesses is essential to border and implement preventive measures at an early stage.”
At present, the state animal husbandry division’s laboratory can solely check the H5 pressure. The samples of N1 pressure are despatched to the lab in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh for testing. The division had confronted points when the outcomes of the suspected fowl flu samples have been delayed final yr and this yr, too.
“We might cull the affected birds solely after two to a few days because the affirmation of the analysis of the illness got here late. This might have confirmed dangerous because the virus may need unfold to different birds within the space. The newly proposed laboratory is the necessity of the hour, contemplating the state’s home animals’ numbers,” stated a senior official from the division.
Dhananjay Parkale, the state further commissioner of the animal husbandry division, stated, “We’ve got recognized the land for the laboratory on our campus in Aundh. The work will start inside a month. We will quickly finalise the work order of the undertaking.”
Parkale stated, “This laboratory will assist the state authorities obtain the targets of ‘one well being’ mission launched by the Union authorities to eradicate illnesses originating from animals. Illnesses originating from animals have posed risk to human beings as properly. Therefore, early analysis is the important thing.”

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