Modern referral animal disease diagnostic lab near Bhubaneswar soon

July 14: Fisheries and Animal Resources Development (F&ARD) Department is contemplating
to bridge the infrastructure gap in livestock health care by setting up a state-of-the-art
referral animal disease diagnostic laboratory near Bhubaneswar and one GMP
compatible viral vaccine laboratory at Bhubaneswar.
This was
informed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday while speaking at the national
seminar on “Livestock Health” organised by the F&ARD department here.
initiatives taken by department to establish GMP compatible bacterial vaccine
production laboratory at Bhubaneswar is worth mentioning, as this would help in
production of quality vaccine in sufficient quantity to meet the State’s
requirement. The Department is also planning to bridge the infrastructure gap
in Livestock Health Care by setting up a State of the Art Referral Animal
Disease Diagnostic Laboratory near Bhubaneswar and one GMP compatible viral
vaccine laboratory at Bhubaneswar,” said Patnaik.
that in the present scenario, most of the emerging infectious diseases in
humans are originated from either animals or birds Patnaik said therefore, livestock
disease control is of paramount importance from public health point of view.
preventing diseases in animals & birds, we can ensure optimal production
level and a healthy society,” said Patnaik.
that the State Government has introduced mobile veterinary units in all the blocks,
Patnaik said the farmers of remote and inaccessible areas were getting
veterinary services for their animals at their door-step.
has been a remarkable achievement in reducing the mortality and morbidity of
livestock through various interventions such as routine de-worming, preventive
vaccination and healthcare measures. Animal disease diagnostic facility has
also been strengthened.  Necessary skill
up-gradation training is imparted to Livestock Inspectors (LI) to examine
samples at their level. Besides, one Disease Diagnostic Laboratory is also
established in each district with required facilities,” said the Chief Minister.
He said
the department was also focusing on vaccination in and around zoo, national parks
and sanctuaries for creation of immune belts to check spread of infection and
minimize the morbidity and mortality of animal diseases. 
He said
in the first phase, 98 newly selected Livestock Inspectors are now undergoing
104 Livestock Inspectors selected through District Selection Committees are
getting their engagement orders and will undergo training for two years,” said
Minister Pradeep Maharathy, Secretary Bishnupada Sethy, MP Prasanna Patsani, two
Bhubaneswar MLAs, Bijay Mohanty and Priyadarshi Mishra, Chief Secretary Aditya
Padhi, and OUAT VC Dr Pasupalak graced the occasion.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *