Funds up to Rs. 5 lakh each for 'Lumpy' virus affected districts in Rajasthan
- 03 Aug 2022
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On August 2, 2022, Chief Secretary Usha Sharma convened an emergency meeting in view of the 'lumpy' virus situation. The 'lumpy' virus has infected 11 districts of Rajasthan. More than 3,000 cows have died from the disease.
- Chief Secretary Usha Sharma told the collectors of all the affected districts and the medical officers of the Animal Husbandry Department from the secretariat that branded medicines can also be purchased along with generics to deal with the disease.
- It has been agreed to provide a fund of Rs. 5 lakh each for the affected districts. As per the requirement, 2 to 12 lakh rupees will be released in different districts.
- Additional Director (Health) Dr. N. M. Singh said that the team from the Centre had visited Jodhpur, Nagaur. Now the team will also go to Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Bikaner, Jalore, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Pali, Sirohi, Rajsamand.
- An alert has also been sounded in districts adjoining Dungarpur, Banswara, Udaipur, Rajsamand and Gujarat border. The Government of India has issued an advisory advising goats to administer the 'Got Pox' vaccine to the bovines, which protects them from 'mata'.