8 teams formed for health checkup of animals in flood-hit areas
Health checkup of animals is to take place in the flood-affected areas after the flood waters receded in Delhi today. The Animal Husbandry Department has constituted 8 teams for medical health checkup of animals in flood affected areas. Additionally, the department has been instructed to rescue animals, provide suitable medicines, and vaccines for them.
Two mobile vans have been allocated on a rotational basis for rehabilitation camps dedicated to the well-being of animals. Furthermore, orders have been given to consistently provide sufficient animal feed in the relief camps.
Development Minister Gopal Rai said: “For the past few days, there has been no rainfall in Delhi and the water level of Yamuna is gradually decreasing. People are still residing in the relief camp with their animals and belongings, but there is an increased risk of diseases emerging in stagnant water. Mosquitoes are thriving in standing water. The likelihood of infectious diseases spreading among animals has also risen. Therefore, today the Animal Husbandry Department has been directed to relocate the animals trapped in all flood-affected areas, arrange for medicines and vaccines in the camps. Along with this, adequate cattle fodder to be provided regularly in the relief camp and the medical team has also been instructed to meet the medical needs of the cattle in the flood relief camp.”
Rai said: “It is our obligation as a government to assist the individuals affected by the disaster. However, it is also the duty of the government to ensure the well-being of the livestock impacted by the deluge. Guidelines have been issued to the Animal Husbandry Department to promptly respond in order to prevent the spread of diseases post-floods. Flood-affected areas are being closely monitored. Additionally, the Animal Husbandry Department has formed 8 teams to conduct medical examinations of animals and safeguard them from contagious illnesses. Along with the health check-up of the animals, these teams will give suggestions to the cattle rearers to prevent them from other diseases occurring during the rainy season. Furthermore, the department has allocated 2 mobile vans on a rotational basis for animal treatment. The Animal Husbandry Department has been instructed to keep a special vigil around all the relief camps so that proper medical facilities can be provided to the cattle if required.”
The Minister said: “Our goal now is to consistently gather information from the field and strive for improved collaboration among the relevant agencies to ensure prompt and effective rescue, relief, and rehabilitation efforts. This is to ensure that the individuals residing in these flood relief camps, as well as their livestock, do not encounter any difficulties.”