Bird Flu: Bio-security measures reviewed in Srinagar

Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary reviewed the measures in place for detecting circumstances and prevention of Avian Influenza / Chook Flu, in a gathering of departments convened to additional strengthen the response mechanism.

An in depth presentation was made by Dr Salim Khan, Head, Division of Social and Preventive Medication, Authorities Medical School, Srinagar in regards to the prevalence, indicators and signs , threat components, reporting mechanism, management and containment amongst different measures. Dr Rabanie Tariq of SPM division offered on public consciousness marketing campaign and Data Training Communication for public outreach.

Dr Mohammad Ashraf, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer briefed the assembly about every day surveillance and monitoring efforts, containment measures and sampling of suspect circumstances in addition to particular measures in migratory hen habitat areas undertaken in coordination with wildlife division.

District Catastrophe Administration Officer Ishfaq Khan briefed that an quantity of Rs 10 Lakh has been authorized to enhance the efforts of departments for containment, surveillance and prevention measures in addition to consciousness.

Municipal Veterinary Well being Officer Dr Javed shred about sanitisation efforts and preparedness.

The assembly mentioned about emergency response mechanism in case of detection of circumstances or outbreak , strong preventive mechanism, public consciousness, compensation mechanism and capability constructing of poultry farmers. It was determined {that a} workshop of poultry farmers might be organised to unfold consciousness about preventive measures and bio safety measures each on-farm and processing.

Presently departmental groups are conducting surveillance and every day studies together with exams carried out are shared with District Catastrophe Administration Authority. In the meantime Institute of Animal Well being and Organic Merchandise, Zakura is conducting thorough testing and screening. Until date no case of hen flu has been detected in home poultry nonetheless few circumstances had been reported in wild / migratory birds within the district

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