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State Government Fully Geared up to Tackle Bird Flu: CM

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Arrangements for Covid-19 vaccination completed

Monitoring of Pong Dam and adjoining areas being ensured

Shimla, Jan 8 – Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government is alert and active to tackle bird flu situation. He said that monitoring of Pong Dam and adjoining areas is being ensured and Quick Reaction Teams have also been constituted.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said this while presiding over the review meeting for control of Bird Flu with District Administration, Animal Husbandry and Wild Life Department today at Dharamshala. He said that till date about 3410 migratory birds have died of bird flu and these birds are being buried as per the protocol, to prevent the spread of the virus. He said that 65 teams of Animal Husbandry and Wild Life were regularly monitoring the Pong Dam and adjoining areas. He said that keeping in view the intensity of Bird Flu, samples of poultry have been sent to RDDL Jalandhar by Animal Husbandry Department.

Chief Minister said that it is important to spread awareness amongst people regarding preventive measures from Bird Flu and directed the concerned officers to take necessary steps in this direction.

Chief Minister also reviewed the Covid-19 situation in District Kangra and said that there are about 1200 active cases of Covid-19 in the State, out of which there are three hundred cases are in District Kangra. He said that a decline in Covid-19 cases has been observed since 15th December, yet it is important to be careful. He said that it is also important to follow the guidelines issued by the Health Department.  He said that arrangements for vaccination campaign of Covid-19 have been completed and the vaccination campaign would be made successful as per guidelines.

Jai Ram Thakur also took stock of the dry run for vaccination campaign at Zonal Hospital Dharamshala.

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Prajapati welcomed the Chief Minister and detailed about the arrangements to tackle bird flu situation at Pong Dam in District Kangra.

Veterinary doctor Vikram Singh and Conservator Wild Life Department Upasana Patial gave a power point presentation on Bird Flu and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gurdarshan detailed about the present Covid-19 situation in District Kangra.

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