Bird flu avian influenza H5N1 in Sakalo Government Poultry Farm

Safe disposal of poultry and their products in Sakalo region: Proceedings of Veterinary Department after confirmation of bird flu

Raipur, 16 February 2021

After the case of bird flu avian influenza (H5N1) was found positive in the investigation, the veterinary department has started the process of safe disposal of chickens, chicks and eggs in the Sakalo government poultry farming area near Ambikapur. . Deputy Director Veterinary Services Dr. NP Singh has informed that a one-kilometer area including the zone has been declared as an infected zone and 10-kilometer circumference zone. Along with the disposal of birds, eggs and infected food grains, medicines, vaccines and the process of disinfected the entire area is going on. It is worth mentioning that on February 17, a sample of dead 2-layer chickens in the government sector was sent to Pune. Today, after receiving positive investigation report, the department started the process of safe disposal of poultry and products of Sakalo region.
    Deputy Director Veterinary Services Dr. Singh informed that survey has been started by constituting a special team within a radius of one kilometer. Disposal and disinfection of birds will be done after the survey and the compensation prescribed by the government will also be paid to the concerned poultry farmers. During this period, the sale and transportation of all poultry and poultry products coming within a radius of 10 km will be completely banned.

He informed that this action was done by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Avian Influenza O.I.E. The laboratory is being conducted by Bhopal according to the set criteria of the revised action plan 2021 for the prevention and infection of avian influenza by the Government of India.

He informed that currently 3 thousand 533 layer birds, 18 thousand 397 chickens, 30 thousand 265 eggs are available in the government poultry farming area located in Sakalo, which is being safely disposed of by the Veterinary Department's team.