AHD trains more than 500 personnel
Bird Flu combat
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 5: The Animal Husbandry Department, Kashmir has so far trained more than 400 men and women in the Bird Flu control and containment operations across the valley.
This was revealed by the Department Director, Dr J L Mattoo on the 3rd and concluding day of the 3-day training camp at the Institute of Animal Health and Biological Products, Zakura.
He urged the trainees to keep a vigil on poultry population in their respective areas of operation. Dr F A Kaloo, Dy Director, Central, addressing the participants urged them to be on guard against any unusual mortality among poultry, which had to be reported so that outbreak of any disease particularly the dreaded Bird Flu was eliminated at the source.
He said the surveillance was the most important segment of the disease control programme for saving human life and preventing economic losses to the farmers.
Dr M Iqbal Khan, the Nodal Officer for Bird Flu Control in Kashmir Division, speaking on the occasion said the department was going to conduct similar training programmes in Leh, Kulgam, Shopian besides for a batch exclusively from poultry wing of the department to have around 700 trained men and women. The trained manpower will be organized in to Rapid Response Teams or RRT to be deployed for tackling outbreaks after getting armed with the entire necessary wherewithal for combating the disease like a disaster.
Around 60 vets and Para vets were trained during the camp which was 6th of its kind. The participants were issued certificates on successful completion of the course.
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