Bird flu has been confirmed in Uttarakhand on Monday. Bird flu has been confirmed in the examination of samples of dead birds found in Dehradun and Kotdwar region. After which the forest department has issued a red alert in the entire state.
People have been appealed that if the bird is found dead, neither touch it nor try to bury or burn it, but rather inform the forest department. The Forest Department team will take a sample of the dead bird and remove it from the place. So far around 700 birds have been found dead in Uttarakhand.
Principal Secretary Van Anand Vardhan has confirmed the occurrence of bird flu cases in the state. Told that the Animal Husbandry Department will issue guidelines regarding this. At the same time, Chief Conservator of Forests (Hoff) Rajiv Bharatri informed that at the state level, Additional Chief Conservator of Forests Kapil Lal has been made the nodal officer. It has been decided that information will be given by the Kumaon and Garhwal Divisional Forest Guardians to the Nodal Officer every day till 6 pm.
Forest Minister Harak Singh held a meeting with the forest department officials and asked all the forest officials of the entire state to issue instructions to be on alert by evening. Orders were issued by the Chief Conservator of Forests till late evening.
Nodal officers will be formed in district headquarters, helpline numbers will be issued:
The forest headquarters has asked the forest officials at the divisional level to be declared nodal officers at the district headquarters. Along with this, helpline numbers will also be issued in every district, which will make it easier for people to give information. At the same time, the forest department is also handling the disaster management telephone number.
Restriction on entry of outsiders to poultry farms:
With the knock of bird flu in Uttarakhand, the Animal Husbandry Department has banned entry of outsiders in all poultry farms in the state. In this regard, orders have been issued by the department to the Chief Medical Officers of all the districts. Chickens and eggs will not be sold for 30 days in case of symptoms of bird flu at the poultry farm.
Dr. Sunil Awasthi, Joint Director of Animal Husbandry Department says that the bird flu has been confirmed in the sample of dead ravens. But till now no symptoms of bird flu have been found at any poultry farm in the state.
At the district level, rapid response teams are regularly monitoring the poultry farm and random sapling of chickens. To prevent bird flu infection, entry of outsiders to poultry farms is banned. Please tell that more than four hundred big poultry farms and about 14 thousand small poultry farms are running in the state.
The forest department appeals to the people not to touch the dead bird at all and inform the forest department immediately. From social media to other means also, the Forest Department will take this thing to the people.
– Harak Singh Rawat, Forest Minister Uttarakhand
123 crows and four pigeons killed in Dehradun:
The death of birds is continuing in various areas of the district with capital capital Doon amid fears of bird flu. According to data from the Forest Department and Animal Husbandry Department, 123 crows and four pigeons died mysteriously in the district on Monday. Of these 117 crows died in the capital’s areas. Four pigeons and six crows died in Rishikesh. Dead birds are buried. Some samples have been sent to the Bhopal laboratory for examination.
Let me tell you, for the past several days, the death of crows continues due to the fear of bird flu disease. So far more than 500 crows have died in various areas of the district including the capital. Officers of the Forest Department and Animal Husbandry Department are also in the custody on the death of birds. However, in view of the possibility of bird flu, samples of some birds have been sent to Bhopal laboratory for examination.
On Monday, 65 crows were found dead in Bhandaribagh area of the capital. While others have been found in various areas including the railway colony, THDC Colony. Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. SB Pandey informed that a team is being sent to the areas where the crows died. Samples have also been sent to a laboratory in Bhopal. However, there is no report yet.
Rescue team gets PPE kit:
PPE kits have been provided for the rescue of the employees of the Forest Department’s rescue team involved in the investigation after the death of the crows. Divisional forest officer Rajeev Dhiman has given strict instructions to the employees to go to the dead birds as well as to investigate the dead birds. No carelessness should be used in this.
Six pigeons found dead in Srinagar and Lansdowne:
On Monday, five pigeons were found dead in Srinagar tehsil campus while one pigeon was found dead in Lansdowne. A crow also died there. In view of the possibility of bird flu, the administration has directed the animal husbandry department to investigate them. The tehsil administration in Srinagar has banned the sale of chicken without testing and appealed to the people to be vigilant in the consumption of meat.
SDM Srinagar Ravindra Bisht said that the meat sellers have been instructed to get the veterinarian examined before selling the chicken.
At the same time, a pigeon was found dead near Tipsi Hotel in Cantonment city of Lansdowne. While the crows found in the injured state near GGIC died during treatment. Veterinary Officer Dr. Manjupal informed that High Security Animal Disease Digital Lab is being sent to Bhopal for taking samples of both.
Prohibition on bringing chickens in test district
In view of the bird flu, Pauri district has banned bringing chickens without testing. District Collector Dhiraj Singh Garbyal said that no cases of bird flu have come to the notice so far in the district. Taking precautions from bird flu, necessary guidelines have been given to other departments including animal husbandry. Said that teams have been formed at district and tehsil level.
Six crows found dead in AIIMS campus and two in Doiwala
Six dead crows and a pigeon were found on the second day in AIIMS Rishikesh on Monday. There are also reports of pigeons and crows dying from other places of the city. At the same time, locals have become cautious after Madhowala Bullawala found dead crows in the Susva river area. People are avoiding going near the dead birds.
Symptoms of pimples found in Piran Collier
Seeing the death of chickens continuously in Piran Kaliyar, a team of veterinarians reached the spot and investigated. During this period, symptoms of fever have been found in some chickens. The department then breathed a sigh of relief. The doctors made medicines available to the hens and advised them to ignore the rumors.
So far, more than 30 chickens and chickens have died suddenly in a locality in Piran Kaliyar. About half a dozen chickens were found dead two days ago. Since then, the process of finding dead chickens continues daily. These have either been suppressed or thrown away.
On Sunday, three chickens were found dead, then panic spread in the fear of bird flu. On Monday, a team arrived in ward eight under the leadership of veterinarian Dr. Umesh Bhatt and took information from the hens.
Veterinarian Dr. Umesh Bhatt told that prima facie, symptoms of fever have been found due to cold. There are no symptoms like bird flu. If necessary, samples will be taken and sent for examination.
Testing kit arrived in Roorkee, sampling will start from Tuesday
In view of the bird flu in Roorkee, the Veterinary Department will collect samples from poultry farms in Bahadrabad, Roorkee and Narsan region. For this, the District Veterinary Officer has issued instructions. He informed that the staff has made available all necessary items including PPE kits. Teams will start taking samples from Tuesday. Also, the staff has been alerted in view of bird flu. Instructions have been given to take bird flu cases on priority.
District Veterinary Officer Dr. Yogesh Bhardwaj informed that from Tuesday the teams will start sampling in Bahadarabad, Roorkee and Narsan blocks.
All necessary items including sample kits and PPE kits have been made available to the staff. However, there are some chemicals, which have not been procured. They will also be purchased soon.