Lumpy Skin Disease is rapidly spreading its feet across the country. Under which so far in more than 12 states of the country Lumpy Skin Disease cases have come to the fore. Maharashtra is also included in this list of states. Where cattle had died due to infection in the past. After this the Maharashtra government has come into active mode. In this episode, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has made an important announcement. Under which Maharashtra will build a quarantine center on the lines of Corona for cattle infected with Lumpy Skin Disease.
Quarantine centers will be built in 24 districts
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde made this announcement after unfurling the flag on the occasion of Marathwada Muktisangram Diwas in Aurangabad on Saturday. During this, he told that quarantine centers will be set up in 682 villages of 24 districts of the state for cattle infected with Lumpy Skin Disease. He said that the COVID-19 treatment centers were set up for the general public in view of the spread of the corona pandemic. Under this, quarantine centers will also be established for the treatment of animals affected by Lumpy Skin Disease.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government is implementing several measures to prevent the spread of Lumpy Skin Disease and vaccination has been started to check the increasing incidence of the disease. He said that at present it is being seen that Lumpi’s infection is spreading from one state to another.
89 cattle died so far
So far 89 cattle have died in Maharashtra due to Lumpy Skin Disease. According to the Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Department of the state, 33 in Jalgaon district, 19 in Ahmednagar district, 2 in Dhule, 7 in Akola, 10 in Pune, Latur A total of 89 infected animals have died including 2 in Satara, 5 in Satara. At the same time, a total of 9,80,243 animals have been vaccinated and are being vaccinated in 3,666 villages within a radius of 5 km of the infected area. Out of a total of 5,051 infected animals in the affected villages, a total of 2,080 animals have been cured after treatment.
Task force also formed
The Maharashtra government has also decided to constitute a state-level task force for the prevention of Lumpy Skin Disease. There are 12 members in this task force. At the same time, the state government has also announced to bear the full cost of treatment of cattle infected with Lumpy Skin Disease and to set up a drugs bank in each district.
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