Bird flu: Action plan discussed in Bandipora

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A meeting of officers was held Monday to discuss the containment measures and arrangements to tackle the threat of avian influenza (bird flu) in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Owais Ahmad chaired the meeting attended by Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Bandipora Dr Munir Ahmad Qureshi, PEO Dr Syed Shariq and other senior officers of the district. The meeting discussed threadbare the issues related to the avian influenza and SOPs to check and control the possible spread of bird flu.

On the occasion, the DC informed that no case of any bird flu had been reported in the district so far and people need not to panic in this regard.

The meeting discussed the District Action Plan and the role of each concerned department in case of an outbreak of bird flu. The DC said that all possible measures have been adopted by the Animal Husbandry department to keep the flu at bay.