An­tibi­otic, vi­ta­mins vac­cines sent to Thar for peafowl

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - —APP

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.

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