Lumpy Skin Disease: Maharashtra government will bear the cost of treatment of infected cattle, drugs bank will be set up in each district

Lumpy Skin Disease is rapidly spreading in the country. Gujarat to Rajasthan, via Punjab, Haryana Lumpy Skin Disease Now Maharashtra has also taken its grip. At the same time, the Maharashtra government has also come into active mode to deal with it. The Maharashtra government has taken an important decision in this regard. Under which the Animal Husbandry Department of Maharashtra will bear the full cost of the treatment of cattle infected with Lumpy Skin Disease.

The first case of Lumpy Skin Disease was reported on 23 April in Kutch, Gujarat, since then the disease has spread to more than 14 states of the country. So far more than 15 lakh cattle have been infected and more than 67 thousand cattle have died.

Drugs bank will be made in every district

Maharashtra government is in action mode to deal with Lumpy Skin Disease. The Maharashtra government has taken many important decisions in this regard. Under which the Maharashtra government has announced the formation of a drugs bank in each district to provide proper treatment to the cattle infected with Lumpy Skin Disease. Maharashtra Animal Husbandry Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said on Friday that a “drugs bank” of essential medicines for the treatment of cattle infected with Lumpy Skin Disease will be set up in all districts.

Formation of 12 member task force

The Maharashtra government has taken many important steps to deal with Lumpy Skin Disease. Under which the Maharashtra government has decided to constitute a state-level 12-member task force to deal with Lumpy Skin Disease. This 12-member task force will be headed by the Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Pune. The task force has been authorized to hold meetings with the officials of the Animal Husbandry Department of the affected districts and representatives of vaccine producers for Lumpy Skin Disease.

The first case was reported in Maharashtra on 4th August

The first case of Lumpy Skin Disease in Maharashtra was reported from Jalgaon on 4 August. Since then, a total of 42 cows and buffaloes have died in the state due to this disease. Along with Jalgaon, cattle infected with Lumpy Skin Disease have been seen in 280 villages of Ahmednagar, Akola, Dhule, Pune, Latur, Aurangabad, Beed, Satara, Buldana, Amravati, Osmanabad, Kolhapur, Sangli, Yavatmal, Parbhani, Solapur.

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