JAIPUR: Rajasthan Animal Husbandry Minister Lalchand Kataria instructed officials to pay special attention by staying in constant touch with the gaushala operators as he reviewed the spreading of lumpy skin disease in the cattle of western districts of the state.
Meena also said that the medical teams should visit all the subsidized and non-aided gaushalas and check them thoroughly.
“Make the management committee aware of cleanliness and safety and sanitize with sodium hypochlorite with traditional methods. Keep in constant touch with public representatives at all levels and take feedback from them and take action for the prevention and treatment of the disease. We can all fight this virus-borne disease together,” said Kataria.
Giving information about the efforts being made for the prevention and treatment of the disease, Kataria said that ₹8 lakhs to ₹12 lakhs were given to the division level Ajmer, Bikaner and Jodhpur offices to buy emergency essential medicines and the remaining affected districts have been given a budget of ₹2 to ₹8 lakh.
For the affected districts, 29 veterinary doctors and 93 livestock assistants have been deployed from other districts. Approval of 30 additional vehicles has been issued for effective monitoring and treatment of sick animals. Nodal officers sent from the directorate are visiting the affected areas and monitoring them continuously. More staff will be sent from other districts if required. A control room has been set up in the affected districts as well as at the Jaipur Headquarters for continuous monitoring of the disease spreading among livestock.
Animal Husbandry Department Secretary PC Kishan said that the districts have been given full powers to deal with this disaster of disease outbreak. He advised separating the sick animals from the healthy animals. Along with this, in collaboration with the local body, instructions were given to dispose of the dead animals through scientific methods.