Steps urged to check entry of sick animals into Chitral

CHITRAL, Feb 21: Participants of a workshop here demanded that proper steps should be taken to check entry of sick animals into Chitral to avoid the spread of animal-related diseases in the valley. The two-day refresher training workshop on bio-safety zonotic diseases reporting and surveillance for the district zonosis control committee was organized by Relief International Chitral. SONY DSCDr. Riaz, the district program manager of RI, shared a case study of Leishmina in Chitral as well as a dog-bite patent who were provided full doze of anti-rabbis vaccine free of cost. The participants recommended posting of a veterinary doctor at Lowari tunnel for checking sick animals being transported from down districts to Chitral for slaughtering purposes. They asked the district administration to bound all butchers to get fitness certificate from health department clarifying that the butches have no communicable disease. They urged the divisional forest officer for controlling duck hunting and ensure whether they could cause bird flu or swine flu. The participants also visited local market as an exposure visit and analyzed butchers and poultry shops and expressed their great concerned over unhygienic conditions in these shops. The team comprised District Health Officer Dr. Nazir, Medical Superintendent of DHQ Hospital Dr Noorul Islam, public health specialist Dr. Israrullah, EPI coordinator Dr. Nazir Khan, district director livestock Dr. Nizamuddin, district support manager of people’s public health initiative Salahuddin, educationists, mediapersons, social workers, teachers and veterinary doctors. They also visited a slaughter house which was in a very dilapidated condition and there was no facility for proper disposing of  wastages. It was revealed that some butchers slaughter their animals in a very dirty and unhygienic ground. Hence no authority was ready to take responsibility for discouraging these unhealthy practices. The participants recommended to the provincial government for appointing more veterinary doctors and staff for proper checking of slaughter houses and butchers and poultry shops.—GH Farooqui]]>

One Reply to “Steps urged to check entry of sick animals into Chitral”

  1. Is there any way to find who is ” Meat Supplier ” [Mutton and Beaf] for Chitral Scouts?
    There has to be a veterinary doctor checking the quality before it could be accepted for consumption by troops. That vet being part of District Administration is the person you are looking for. If there is none then check with DCO office, the accountant who prepares the salary bill for District Administration for submission to the treasury. If no one is being paid then what happens to the budget amount?

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