Launching programme of FMD vaccination in Nagaland

Launching programme of FMD vaccination in Nagaland
Dr. Arun Kumar Sangwan along with other officials during the launching programme.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/5/2020 1:13:09 PM IST

Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services (AH&VS) Peren, organised launching programme of foot and mouth disease vaccination under National Animal Diseases Control Programme (NADCP) on October 5 at Samziuram village.

Dean, college of veterinary sciences and animal husbandry, Jalukie, Dr. Arun Kumar Sangwan delivered the keynote address and launched the vaccination campaign.

Dr. A. Sangwan explained about NADCP for foot and mouth disease. The aim of NADCP is to control FMD by 2025 with vaccination and its eventual eradication by 2030. He sought cooperation and help of all villagers for the programme.

Earlier, the programme was launched by vaccinating a cow with tFMD vaccine at the Samzuiram Village Council hall, chief veterinary officer, Peren, Dr. H. Toluvi Ayemi chaired the programme and deputy chief veterinary officer, Dr. Namsui Thou proposed vote of thanks. Dr. Eyekhweshe Kepfoh, Dr. Asalie, Dr Yovino Mekro, Dr. Suilube and other staff members of the department and villagers were also present.

Meanwhile, Nagaland along with the rest of the states has launched the foot & mouth disease – Mukt Bharat under National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) which was approved by the union cabinet on May 31, 2019 as a new central sector scheme aimed to fully eradicate foot & mouth disease by 2025. 

According to DIPR report, programme is the vision of prime minister, Narendra Modi to declare India freedom from foot & mouth disease so that livestock are made more remunerative in terms of milk and its by products. Under this programme, vaccination on FMD is to be carried out in mission mode in all susceptible animals followed by traceability through ear tagging using Unique Identification Number (UID) and subsequent uploading in the NADCP portal. 

Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services under the aegis of the Nagaland Livestock Development Board (NLDB), Lerie, Kohima along with the rest of the districts officially launched the programme by director, AH & Veterinary Services, Dr. Budhi Lama on October 5 by tagging, vaccination, serum collection & successfully uploading in the portal. 

This activity shall continue in the state for another 45 days as a part of synchronised vaccination with sister states of NER. Department of AH & Veterinary Services has appealed to all the villages/towns/wards etc to cooperate in the process of vaccination for the success of the programme in the state.

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