DC Ganderbal discusses Action Plan for containment of bird flu


GANDERBAL: Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today chaired a meeting of officers to discuss the containment measures and arrangements to tackle the threat of avian influenza (bird flu).

The meeting threadbare discussion to check and control the possible spread of bird flu.

On the occasion, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer informed that no case of any bird flu has been reported in Ganderbal district so far and people need not to panic in this regard.

The CAHO apprised the meeting about the District Action Plan and role of each concerned department in case of outbreak of bird flu. 

He also informed the meeting that all possible measures have been adopted by the Animal Husbandry department to keep the flu at bay.

He further said that the district and block level monitoring and surveillance teams have been already constituted to carry intensive surveillance in their respective areas. Besides, district control room  has been established for the  people to obtain any information regarding flu on (7006915273).

Meanwhile, DC instructed the concerned to further strengthen existing Surveillance/RRTs by including officials from other departments like revenue, rural department, forest, wildlife, sheep husbandry and fisheries.

He stressed upon the officials to establish a close connect with the farmers, especially livestock breeders to ensure proper surveillance in the local farm houses for reporting any unusual sickness and mortality.

He also stressed on increasing the surveillance in the field and exhorted upon the officials to visit the poultry farms and other susceptible pockets and generate awareness among all the stakeholders.

The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmed Baba, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer,  Sheep Husbandry Officer, Assistant Director Fisheries, all Tehsildar, BDOs and other concerned officers of the district.