Gehlot asked for help by writing a letter to PM Modi about Lumpy disease a national disaster
Gehlot asked for help by writing a letter to PM Modi: Said - declare Lumpy a national disaster, get the complete vaccine from the center
In many states of the country including Rajasthan, CM Ashok Gehlot has demanded from PM Narendra Modi to declare lumpy skin disease spreading rapidly in cows as a national disaster. In a letter to Modi, Gehlot said that declaring a pandemic will help in increasing the outbreak of the disease and strengthen facilities like medical and transportation to save animals from it. Gehlot said that apart from Rajasthan, this disease has spread in 13 states. The Rajasthan government is making all possible efforts to prevent and treat lumpy. For this, rapid response teams have also been formed according to the need. Animal transport, cattle haats and cattle fairs have been banned.
CM has urged the central government to ensure adequate supply to the state once the vaccine is developed for the prevention of lumpy disease. Gehlot said that in view of the increasing infection of this epidemic, the help of the central government is needed. Declaring Lumpy as an epidemic will provide adequate compensation to the cattle ranchers and gaushalas.
According to the official data of the Animal Husbandry Department of Rajasthan, till September 14, 54305 animals have died due to lumpy disease in Rajasthan. While 12 lakh 12 thousand 231 animals have been infected by it. 11 lakh 61 thousand 143 have been treated. 6 lakh 90 thousand 928 have been recovered. 9 lakh 49 thousand 677 animals have been vaccinated.
The Rajasthan government has initiated action at Kisan Call Center (Helpline 181) to resolve the problems and misunderstandings of livestock farmers, and the general public related to the prevention and control of the lumpy disease. An additional Rs 30 crore has been allotted to buy essential medicines and vaccines in emergencies.
The process of buying a 46 lakh Lumpy Pox Vaccine is going on in Rajasthan. At present 16.22 lakh vaccines are available in the state. Approval has been given to hire extra vehicles as per the requirement for disease survey, diagnosis and treatment in the disease-affected areas.
The State Government has given regular appointments to 197 Veterinary Doctors and 730 Veterinary Assistants engaged on an urgent temporary basis in the affected areas of the disease. The period of grant to Gaushalas has been increased from 6 months to 9 months. Through the Kisan Farmer Portal, 4.32 lakh livestock farmers and farmers are being given regular information through SMS about the measures to prevent and prevent lumpy disease. The survey, diagnosis and treatment of the disease are being done by forming teams in the lumpy affected areas by setting up control rooms at the state and district levels.
The infection spread from Gujarat-Rajasthan to Jammu and Kashmir, not only in Rajasthan, this disease has spread to a total of 13 states including Gujarat, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and South Indian states.
On the instructions of CM Gehlot, a committee of 4 members has been formed under the chairmanship of the concerned District Collector for effective monitoring in all the districts for lumpy controlling. This committee will work to ensure timely treatment of sick animals and fix rates for various related works. Availability of essential medicines, the burial of dead animals with the scientific method, making medicines kits, fixing the rates of medicines, regular cleaning of gaushalas and animal houses, keeping sick animals separate from healthy animals, and ensuring treatment by veterinary doctors Will do In order to remove the misconceptions and rumours spread among the livestock farmers and the general public about the disease, they will also do publicity work through urban and panchayat raj institutions. In this committee, the District Collector will be the President, the CEO of the Zilla Parishad, the District Treasurer and the officers of the urban local bodies at the district level will be members. The District Officer of the Animal Husbandry Department has been appointed as the Member Secretary.