IEP Chandigarh, January 25
Punjab Animal Husbandry Minister S. Laljit Singh Bhullar, on Wedesday, informed that the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led government has airlifted 25 lakh doses of Goat Pox vaccine to carry out free mega vaccination campaign for early prevention of cattle from lumpy skin disease (LSD).
He said, keeping in mind last year situation when state faced loss of livestock due to this disease spread in Punjab from neighbouring states, hence the state government has made foolproof strategy to ensure that this disease could not affect farming community, livestock and agri-subsidiary occupations in the state.
“Complying to the decision of the Group of Ministers constituted for the prevention of LSD and to make future strategy, the state level mega vaccination campaign will be started from February 15, 2023, said the Animal Husbandry Minister, adding that all arrangements have been made to carry out mega vaccination drive, which will last for about 45 days and free vaccination will be administered to all the cattle in the state till March 31, 2023.
S. Bhullar said that 25 lakh vaccine doses have been procured from government institution i.e. “Telangana State Veterinary Biological and Research Institute, Hyderabad”. These doses have been stored at Punjab Veterinary Vaccine Institute, Ludhiana for dispatching to all districts of the state easily. He said that special care has been ensured to maintain the cold chain for the quality of the vaccine while transporting the vaccine from Telangana.