CS orders ramping up testing, sampling, surveillance of suspected circumstances, confirms no avian influenza case in state to date
CHANDIGARH: Even as no case of avian influenza, or bird flu, was reported within the state to date, the Punjab Government has sounded an alert and pulled all stops to hold Punjab secure from the potential impact of outbreak in its neighbouring states.
The Centre had already confirmed that bird flu circumstances had been reported throughout 12 epicentres in at the least 4 states, together with neighbouring Himachal Pradesh, moreover 4 lakh hen deaths reported in Haryana’s Panchkula district.
Confirming that no such case or bird loss of life was reported in any a part of the state until date, the Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan has ordered stepping up of sampling, testing, and surveillance of the suspected bird flu circumstances.
She stated that all requisite logistics and funds had been accessible to struggle the scenario within the state.
Mahajan was reviewing the scenario and preparedness of the state to prevent the unfold within the wake of the outbreak in different states, particularly the neighbouring Himachal Pradesh, right here on Thursday.
Chairing a gathering of the heads of ten involved departments concerned within the prevention and remedy of such circumstances, the Chief Secretary requested the officers to stay on excessive alert and preserve a detailed vigil to detect any uncommon bird loss of life within the state.
Mahajan stated the state authorities was absolutely geared up and ready to deal with any scenario arising out of the avian influenza outbreak within the nation and all efforts had been being made to hold the state secure and safe.
She issued strict directions to all the involved division heads to take all the precautionary measures to prevent the unfold of bird flu within the state.
Mahajan additionally directed the Animal Husbandry division to withdraw the Covid testing from NRDDL in Jalandhar and absolutely utilise the amenities accessible there for testing of bird samples. “Results of suspected bird flu assessments must be made accessible with none delay,” instructed the Chief Secretary.
During the assembly, she requested all the involved departments to work in coordination to deal with disaster scenario, if any, arises within the state.
The Police and Rural Development and Panchayats departments have been requested to hold a detailed vigil of their respective jurisdictions. “If any mass mortality of poultry or different birds is discovered, it must be instantly reported to the Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry division within the involved district,” directed the Chief Secretary, whereas advising the division heads to conscious the folks towards the rumours.
ACS Animal Husbandry VK Janjua knowledgeable the Chief Secretary that NRDDL in Jalandhar has a capability of testing 1200 samples day by day. He stated that NRDDL lab has a mandate to take a look at samples of 5 North Indian states and three UTs. He additionally briefed that until date, 4 samples of geese from Tarn Taran have been acquired within the lab. Earlier, Haryana had despatched 4 samples however there was no correct consequence of the outcomes following which their teacollected 57 extra samples from Haryana and a couple of samples of birds have been acquired from Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. The outcomes of all these assessments could be made accessible by tomorrow night. He confirmed that solely 2 samples of birds despatched by Himachal Pradesh have examined optimistic until date.
The senior officers from Health and Family Welfare, Rural Development, Water Supply and Sanitation, Revenue and Rehabilitation, Forests and Wildlife, Police, Director CPDO, Chandigarh and Vice Chancellor of GADVASU, attended the assembly.