Vet body demands introduction of National Animal Disease Control Programme | India News


CHANDIGARH: The Indian Veterinary Association in a representation to Giriraj Singh, Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying sought introduction of National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) and National Artificial Insemination Programme (NAIP) across the country.
In a communication to the minister, Dr Chirantan Kadian, President, Indian Veterinary Association has stated that combined vaccine of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (HS) should be introduced in other states of India to reduce production loss, stress, economic loss and effective use of human resource component.
It further submitted that higher rates of compliance with different vaccination schedules leads to better acceptance among the livestock of farmers, leading to better vaccination coverage, saving of human resource and reduced vaccination and logistics costs.
The representation has also sought filling up of all vacant posts of veterinary cadre including veterinary officers which is must for monitoring and effective vaccination. This is must for supervision of vaccination, sera surveillance and effective implementation of NAIP .
Kadian has further sought creation of a specialization force of vaccinators and data entry operators for vaccination, tagging and Information Network for Animal Productivity and Health (INAPH) entries which will create rural employment and 100 percent coverage of National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP).
He said the success of the polio programme is due to creation of specialized force and involvement of administration and public alike. The provision has already been made in the scheme but needs to be implemented with commitment and a cue can be taken from the creation of Kisan Mitra in Haryana.

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