Antibiotic, vitamins vaccines sent to Thar for peafowl
KARACHI—Sindh Livestock Department has provided necessary medicines to the forest department to provide medical aid to the ailing peafowl in Thar desert area.
Secretary Forest Rizwan Memon in a meeting with Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah Monday at the CM House said that he had dispatched eight teams of Wildlife officers to Thar along with one Veterinary doctor too each team, said a statement. On the recommendation of the teams, the Livestock department’s poultry wing has provided 20,000 vaccines of anti-biotic, 20,000 of vitamins, glucose and others necessary teams which have been dispatched to Thar.
“Our department has arranged feed for the peafowl on its own.”, he said. The Secretary Wildlife said that out of eight peafowl kept in quarantine at Mithi, four have been released after giving them necessary treatments.
The Livestock department has also started vaccines of poultry in the Thar desert area. The area of Chowwatio of Thar is more affected where peafowls have suffered. The CM Sindh said that he has received some reports from Thar that some camels have died of mysterious disease.
He directed his Principal Secretary Alammuddin Bullo to talk to Livestock department and take necessary measures to stop this disease. Like peafowl the camels are also the beauty of Thar desert.
He told the Secretary Forest who also hold the charge of Seniior Member Board of Revenue Rizwan Memon that he would visit Thar district during this week and personally monitor the situation in hospitals, veterinary services, plight of Livestock and development works. It was reported earlier that the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the veterinary and wildlife departments to develop close coordination to save the ailing peafowl in Thar. He directed forest minister Gianchand Israni to personally monitor the operation of both the departments and save the peafowl. Minister Gianchand said that he had mobilised his teams in the entire desert area of Thar to provide medical aid and identify the disease the peafowl are suffering from. The meeting was also attended by secretary of fisheries & livestock Ramzan Awan.