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Six check posts set up to curb LSD spread

  Six check posts set up to curb LSD spread JHELUM: The Livestock Department Jhelum has set up six check posts at all entrances to combat th...

 

Six check posts set up to curb LSD spread



JHELUM:

The Livestock Department Jhelum has set up six check posts at all entrances to combat the spread of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) as Eidul Azha is just a couple of days ahead.


Moreover, they have set up free-of-cost veterinary camps at cattle markets throughout the district.


Livestock Department's Additional Director Dr Masood Hussain said, "Check posts have been set up at Turkish Toll Plaza, Mangla Bridge, Jhelum Toll Plaza, Misri Morr Jhelum, Choa Saidan Shah and Allah Interchange in Jhelum where the department's staff are on duty around-the-clock."


Around 443 cattle trucks have been stopped at various checkpoints, and 4,840 animals have been inspected and sprayed. In contrast, the animals in 3 vehicles were sent back as they were diagnosed with lumpy skin disease.


The staff at the district administration's free veterinary camps at all the cell points sprayed 7,648 animals while 418 were provided treatment, said Dr Hussain. He added that staff members were working vigorously and were fully prepared to combat the spread of lumpy skin disease.


Free shopping bags


Meanwhile, the District Administration of Jhelum has decided to provide free shopping bags to the citizens to fill the remains of sacrificial animals on this Eidul Azha. Sanitary workers will go door to door and distribute bags to the citizens. For this purpose, distribution points will be set up by municipal committees at various places across the district.


Instead of dumping the garbage onto the streets and alleys, the citizens will put it in a shopping bag and take it to the nearest filth depot from where the staff of the municipal committee will take it to the dumping points for proper disposal.


Deputy Commissioner, Kamran Khan, has appealed to the public to seal the bags properly after putting garbage in it. He said, "Do not throw rubbish onto streets, courtyards or sewers as it would cause blockage during rainfall.”

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