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Bird Flu: DC Sgr reviews bio-security measures

Focus on public awareness, capacity building for poultry farmers

(Asian News Hub) – Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary reviewed the measures in place for detecting cases and prevention of Avian Influenza / Bird Flu, in a meeting of departments convened to further strengthen the response mechanism.

A detailed presentation was made by Dr Salim Khan, Head, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar about the prevalence, signs and symptoms , risk factors, reporting mechanism, control and containment among other measures. Dr Rabanie Tariq of SPM department presented on public awareness campaign and Information Education Communication for public outreach.

Dr Mohammad Ashraf, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer briefed the meeting about daily surveillance and monitoring efforts, containment measures and sampling of suspect cases as well as special measures in migratory bird habitat areas undertaken in coordination with wildlife department.

District Disaster Management Officer Ishfaq Khan briefed that an amount of Rs 10 Lakh has been approved to augment the efforts of departments for containment, surveillance and prevention measures as well as awareness.

Municipal Veterinary Health Officer Dr Javed shred about sanitisation efforts and preparedness.

The meeting discussed about emergency response mechanism in case of detection of cases or outbreak , robust preventive mechanism, public awareness, compensation mechanism and capacity building of poultry farmers. It was decided that a workshop of poultry farmers will be organised to spread awareness about preventive measures and bio security measures both on-farm and processing.

Presently departmental teams are conducting surveillance and daily reports including tests conducted are shared with District Disaster Management Authority. Meanwhile Institute of Animal Health and Biological Products, Zakura is conducting thorough testing and screening. Till date no case of bird flu has been detected in domestic poultry however few cases were reported in wild / migratory birds in the district.

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Disengaged ICDS helpers have no appointment orders, were accommodated through backdoor entries: Advisor Farooq Khan

Says govt has devised scheme through which lot of qualifying helpers will be back to department; Kashmir was never peaceful as today in past 31 years

(Asian News Hub) – Farooq Ahmad Khan, Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha Wednesday said that all the ICDS helpers who were engaged in the department have no appointment order, however, the government tried hard to accommodate them, which could not happen.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, Khan as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that all these helpers were brought into the department through backdoor entries as none of them have any appointment order.

“We have been trying hard for the last one year to somehow accommodate them, but it did not happen as nobody has any appointment order. Now we have devised a new scheme, where we are creating several posts for these helpers and those who will be qualifying for the post, we will give them extra marks in the interview for their experience,” Khan said.

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He said that through this mechanism lot of these helpers will be back to the department and urged the helpers no to choose agitation as a way as government is trying to ensure that nobody remains unemployed in Jammu and Kashmir.

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He also said that there has been nothing wrong done to anybody especially after August 05, 2019 and if there wrong happening it is because of the mistakes done in the past by those who befooled the people of Jammu and Kashmir was never so peaceful as today in the past 31 years,” he said.

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Youth injured in firing incident in Baramulla

(Asian News Hub) – A youth was injured in firing incident at Azad Gunj area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.

Reports reaching GNS said that youth identified as Mohsin Solih of Iqbal Colony Baramulla was injured in firing allegedly by security forces.

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While circumstances leading to firing were not known immediately, the youth has been shifted to Srinagar hospital. He has reported suffered injury in leg.

More details will follow.

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Dozen sheep killed in cloudburst in Ganderbal

(Asian News Hub) – At least a dozen sheep died after a cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said here.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area and left around a dozen sheep dead and several others injured.

Also Read: Post Feb Ceasefire pact, Gurez peaceful; people living without fear: Lt Gen D P Pandey

They said that the livestock belonged to Bakarwal of Ganderbal, while a police party has been deputed to the spot to access the loss.

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