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1.67lakh more doses of goat pox vaccine to reach punjab by tomorrow morning : Laljit Singh Bhullar

PUNJABNEWSEXPRESS | August 08, 2022 06:29 PM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar, on Monday, affirmed that second consignment of 1.67 lakh more doses of Goat Pox vaccine will reach Punjab tomorrow morning i.e. August 9, 2022.

"Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann led government was making all-out efforts to save cattle from lumpy skin disease, said the cabinet Minister, adding that this vaccine, certified by the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izat Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), is being air-lifted from Ahmedabad, which will reach Chandigarh by the morning of August 9. He said that senior officials of the department have already been instructed to deliver it well before the same day evening to all the districts and disease-affected areas of the state so that healthy cattle can be protected in advance from the infection.

Pertinently, the government has distributed more than 66k doses of Goat Pox vaccine in all the districts, which is being administered to healthy animals free of cost.

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