Livestock Cold Chain facility yielding good results

March 18,2019

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MULTAN: The Livestock Cold Chain Storage project of the Punjab government introduced to manage efficacy of vaccines is going on successfully in controlling different diseases in the district.

Different diseases of animals, including foot and mouth, pneumonia, intestine complications and gal-ghoto have almost been controlled in the region, said focal person of the Livestock Department Dr Majid while talking here on Sunday. In past, it was very difficult to stop the spread of diseases, he told. The vaccines loses efficacy due to poor storage and do not affect on animals, maintained. Now, he added, the vaccines were managed properly as the government provided complete cold chain storage facility for vaccines. The storage during transportation to field was also perfect and it was giving good results, he continued. There was a remarkable reduction in animals’ diseases, he added.

The Livestock Department had cold reserves at divisional and district levels, he maintained. Similarly, he said, the officials of the Livestock Department had modern facilities to keep vaccines properly. Ice boxes had been installed at motorcycles of field staffers, he told. Similarly, the refrigerator of the Livestock Department had gauges at outer side for constant monitoring of the temperature, informed Dr Majid. He added that different vaccines like FMD, HSV, NDV, CCPPV, ETV and some others were present in the storage facility. He urged the cattle farmers to contact the Livestock Department in case of any issue related to cattle’s health.

Flower exhibition from 22nd: Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) chairman Ejaz Hussain has said that all arrangements are being finalised for a three-day flower exhibition to be organised by the district administration from March 22.

During his visit of different parks here on Sunday, Ejaz Hussain said that different schools and colleges were also participating in the exhibition. He said that wing officers of Parks and Horticulture Authority striving hard to make exhibition successful in order to provide recreation to citizens. He said that the PHA administration also planting trees at different parks and green belts with coordination of private departments. The PHA chairman said that the department was striving hard to ensure maximum plantation of trees in the month of March and April in order to make city green and beautiful.

He said that the PHA had prepared thousands of flowers at the nurseries which would be displayed at parks, greenbelts and Qasim Fort. On the other hand, efforts were being made for progress of the departments, he added.

Mepco completes 42 LT5 schemes: The Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) has completed 42 Low Tension (LT) schemes at a cost of Rs 75.7 million in February.

According to Mepco Additional Chief Engineer Construction Amanuel Sardar, nine schemes were completed in Multan circle at a cost of Rs 20 million, five schemes in Khanewal with Rs 13.1 million, six schemes in DG Khan circle at a cost of Rs 23.7 million, two in Sahiwal circle with a cost of Rs 2.5 million, three schemes in Bahawalpur circle with a cost of Rs 1.2 million, 12 schemes in Muzaffargarh circle with cost of Rs 11.4 million, three in Rahimyar khan circle with Rs 2.6 million and two LT schemes were completed in Vehari circle at a cost of Rs 764,000 in February.

12 meter readers promoted: The Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) administration has promoted 12 meter readers as meter supervisors-II on the recommendation of promotion board.


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