lampi virus Pune: Fund of 50 lakhs approved by District Planning Committee for purchase of vaccine against lampi virus in Pune

Lampi virus Pune:  Lampi disease outbreak lampi virus District Animal Husbandry Deputy Commissioner Pune (Pune) and District Animal Husbandry Officer Pune has approved an expenditure of Rs 50 lakh for purchase of medicines and vaccines through the District Planning Committee, ie Rs 25 lakh each. Collector and Member Secretary of District Planning Committee Dr. This approval has been given by Rajesh Deshmukh.

Measures are being taken on war footing by the district administration to control Lumpy disease. Special emphasis is placed on immunization. Livestock infected with lumpy disease are being treated by keeping them isolated from other animals. Sufficient medicines and vaccines are also provided for this treatment. In that regard, the District Collector has immediately approved this expenditure through the District Planning Committee. 

The administration has also clarified that additional funds will be made available if required for lumpy control. The approval order also states that if funds are available from the central or state government for the vaccine against Lumpy disease, the funds should be used on priority for medicines. Lumpy infection of livestock has been observed at 78 places in 12 talukas in the district. 306 animals have been infected with Lumpy of which eight have died and 177 are active and 121 have recovered. To bring this infection under control and treat the affected animals, the Collector Dr. Deshmukh has given instructions to the regional officials by holding a meeting through video conference. For this, 2 lakh 85 thousand 700 doses of vaccine have been made available. This has also been reviewed in the district control committee meeting.

Appointment of 290 teams and 730 officers-employees

Immediate vaccination of all livestock within five kilometers from the cowshed where infected animals were found. Instructions have also been given to the officials and accordingly this work is being done. About 4 lakh 40 animals are to be vaccinated in the monitoring area, out of which 1 lakh 55 thousand animals have been vaccinated. All livestock within a radius of 5 km from the affected area will be treated free of charge. A total of 290 teams of animal husbandry department have been appointed for vaccination and 730 officers-employees have been appointed for this purpose. The method is called ‘ring vaccination’ It is said that In this, vaccination is done first in a radius of 5 km from the affected animal’s place or cattle center and starting from there, the animals are vaccinated towards the affected area. Deputy Commissioner of Animal Husbandry Dr. Shitalkumar Mukne said that it helps in reducing the severity of infection.

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